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Preservation Pennsylvania is
the Commonwealth's only statewide, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of historically and architecturally significant resources.


 
 
 
 
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Statewide Conference on Heritage 2020 Update

March 16, 2020- Preservation Pennsylvania is monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, which, as you know, changes daily.

In accordance with the recommendations from the Governor, our staff is working remotely yet remains available via email. We are closely monitoring information from city, county, and state officials and are also following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Regarding the status of the Statewide Conference and Historic Preservation Awards: we are working to make rational, well-informed decisions based on available information. We are aware of the CDC’s recommendations against group gathering for the next eight weeks. The event is scheduled for June 24-26, 2020 in Easton. Our most important considerations are ensuring the health and safety of our hosts and attendees, updating you if the situation changes, and making it easy for you to change your plans if necessary.

Rest assured, The Statewide Conference on Heritage will take place either as scheduled or at a later date this year.

We thank you for your patience during this uncertain time. We are proud of our community and send our best wishes to all our partners and friends.


ABOVE ALL: Keep calm, wash your hands and stay home if you are sick.
 

 

Become a Sponsor -- Earlybird Discount until March 31

Get your company brand in front of our audience of over 300 preservation professionals by being a sponsor. Our annual conference and awards presentation attract preservationists from across the commonwealth to learn and be inspired. Join us as a sponsor and enjoy benefits that enhance your brand and expand your business. Interested in being a conference/award sponsor? Download our sponsorship guide or pay online.  Don't be an April fool! Sign up by March 31 and enjoy a 10% discount that your bottom line will appreciate!
 

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2020 Pennsylvania At Risk

Visit our Pennsylvania At Risk page to learn more about the sites added to the list. We thank the community members who nominated these sites. Donate to help these and other historic places across the commonwealth. Deadline extended to February 10.
 
 

 

become a member, get a book!Historic Pennsylvania book bonus!

For a limited time, when you order a gift membership (Advocate level and above) it includes a presentation card and a gift-wrapped, signed copy of Historic Pennsylvania: A Tour of the Top 100 National Landmarks by Preservation Pennsylvania's Executive Director Mindy Crawford.
 
The book is a carefully curated guide to the state's most intriguing and significant historic places, illustrated with full color photographs. It's perfect for both road-tripper and armchair enthusiast. Supplies are limited, so order today and we'll ship your gift membership on December 1. Questions? Contact Melonie Babich at mbabich@preservationpa.org or 717-234-2310 x4
 
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book coverNew book: Historic Pennsylvania by Mindy Crawford

Historic Pennsylvania: A Tour of the Top 100 National Landmarks by Preservation Pennsylvania's Executive Director Mindy Crawford is a carefully curated guide to the state's most intriguing and significant historic places. Illustrated with full color photographs, it's a great resource for both road-tripper and armchair enthusiast. Published by Globe Pequot.
 
Mindy is available for speaking appearances and book signings. Email your query to info@preservationpa.org
 
 
 
 

 

Potential Partners Tour Mifflin House

Advocates stand in front of a farmhouse(November 8, 2019) -- Wrightsville, PA) Today, representatives from several public agencies, elected officials, non-profits, and private foundations toured the Mifflin House and surrounding land to discuss the potential for future protection and reuse of this important historic site.
 
Preservation Pennsylvania, Susquehanna National Heritage Area, The Conservation Fund, and other groups have been collaborating to preserve the c.1800 Mifflin House farmstead in eastern York County.
 
The tract is an Underground Railroad and Civil War historic site located near the Susquehanna River in Hellam Township, adjacent to Wrightsville Borough. Since the 1990’s, Kinsley Properties of York has been developing an industrial park around the site with the Blessing family, long-time owners of the property. In 2017, a plan to demolish the historic farmstead for additional warehouse development led to Preservation Pennsylvania including the property on its annual Pennsylvania At Risk list and start an effort to try and preserve the site. When the initial demolition request was denied, the process moved to the court system eventually going to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.
 
In early 2019, a new plan was submitted and the Blessings, Kinsley, and Hellam Township agreed to a twoyear moratorium on demolition to allow the interested parties time to investigate costs, funding, and potential partners for preservation of the site. A coalition including Preservation Pennsylvania, Susquehanna National Heritage Area, The Conservation Fund, and other groups developed a concept for acquisition and adaptive use of the property. Today’s tour allowed the interested individuals and groups a chance to walk the site and see the potential.
 
“While no specific details on the plan or funding are available at this time, I’m very pleased with the progress we have made so far and the interest shown in preserving this important York County resource. We are grateful to the developer and owners for allowing us two years to seek a positive outcome,” said Mindy Gulden Crawford, Executive Director of Preservation Pennsylvania.
 

 

guide to historic windowsWhat About the Windows? Help Save Them!

Help spread the word and be an advocate for original windows! Useful for HARBS and CLGs, the guide also provides useful information for individual preservationists to advocate for saving historic windows rather than replacing them. 
 
Preservation Pennsylvania offers a useful how-to guide: "Considering the Repair, Retrofit, and Replacement of Historic Windows."
 
 
This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office via the Certified Local Government program, and is made possible by cooperation of the Boroughs and HARBs of Gettysburg, Bellefonte and Mercersburg.
 
 

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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. 
 
 
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  PA Statewide Conference on Heritage Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
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  PA Statewide Conference on Heritage Date: Friday, June 26, 2020
Location: Easton
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