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See you in Lewisburg – at the 2016 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage!   

The 2016 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage will take place June 6-8 in Lewisburg (Union County).
Enjoy walking tours and movie night in a restored Art Deco theatre on Monday. Choose among thought-provoking sessions on Tuesday and attend the conference reception in the evening. Wednesday options include two training workshops from the PA SHPO or the Symposium on Flooding and Pennsylvania's Historic River Towns. For complete details, visit the conference website at
To register, and for details on the conference, sponsorships, the first-ever Symposium on Flooding & Pennsylvania's Historic River Towns, lodging and more, click here to visit the conference website.
Please note that online registration closes at midnight on June 1. 
Preservation Pennsylvania's Annual Meeting will take place on Monday, June 6 at Elizabeth's American Bistro, 412 Main Street, Lewisburg. Jim Vaughan, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and former Preservation Pennsylvania board member will speak about the future of preservation with perspective on its past, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Registration is required. Call 717-234-2310 x1 or visit the conference website to register online.

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Order our Preservation Pennsylvania t-shirt!Announcing our brand-new preservation t-shirts and merchandise. Support preservation in style and shop our online preservation store.
Please note that all items are made to order and there is a delay of up to a month between placing your order and receiving your order. (That means you need to plan ahead if you're buying a gift for that special preservationist in your life!)

Making the case for preservation

If you've ever wished you had something to give the Powers that Be to convince them about the value of historic preservation, perhaps the article, "Planning for Preservation: What it means for your borough" by Preservation Pennsylvania's own Erin Hammerstedt will help! Erin offers a list of ways preservation can contribute to downtown revitalization. This article originally appeared in the February 2016 Borough News Magazine, a publication of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs.


Pennsylvania At Risk Announced!

Pennsylvania At Risk 2015
On February 2, from the steps of the Lewistown courthouse, Executive Director Mindy Crawford announced new additions to our list of the state’s most endangered historic resources.
The eight sites were selected from nominations submitted by the public in 2015 and will become Preservation Pennsylvania’s work priorities in 2016. Visit our Pennsylvania At Risk page for all the details.

Preservation50-logoIt's time to party like it's 2016

Let's celebrate 50 years of the National Historic Preservation Act!

We've launched a page dedicated to Preservation50 -- a yearlong celebration of the National Historic Preservation Act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966. Please bookmark the page and check back often for news and special events.


How to Protect and Preserve the Historic Places That Matter to You
This four-part document is intended to provide you with the information and tools that you may need to make informed decisions about your historic preservation project. 
The entire document is now available here.

Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation

Preservation Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the publication of Policy Recommendations to Strengthen the Power of Preservation as a companion report to the Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation Activities in Pennsylvania released by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.  Click here.
  Upcoming Events
  Preservation Pennsylvania Annual Meeting Date: Monday, June 06, 2016
Location: Luncheon at Elizabeth's Bistro, Lewisburg
  2016 PA Statewide Conference on Heritage Date: Monday, June 06, 2016
Location: June 6-8 in Lewisburg
  2016 PA Statewide Conference on Heritage Date: Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Location: Lewisburg
  2016 PA Statewide Conference on Heritage Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Location: Lewisburg

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