March is Membership Month
Why do people reach out to us for help?
They need our help because there's a threat. Or they want to plan ahead to prevent a threat. There's a special building or neighborhood in their community that they love. It's an important part of their identity. It's part of the landscape that defines home. It's the place that makes them feel like they belong.
Membership is about belonging – and supporting our mission helping people protect and preserve the historic places that matter to them.
We invite you to show your support for preservation throughout Pennsylvania by becoming a member during our special "March is Membership Month" celebration!
Announcing the 2017 Pennsylvania At Risk list
Preservation Pennsylvania announced the 2017 Pennsylvania At Risk
list in early February. Please visit our At Risk program page
for all the details.
Members received a copy of the Pennsylvania At Risk publication in the mail, with more details on each of this year's sites, plus ideas on how you can get involved. A digital download is available on the At Risk program page.
Want to help change the outcome for the 2017 Pennsylvania at Risk places? Please Share the Love and give what you can to contribute to a new future for these special sites.
Thank you for making a community connection
Many thanks to everyone who made the time to come out to the Community Connections Open House sessions across the state. Your insights and opinions will help shape the next Statewide Historic Preservation Plan that will create a vision for historic preservation in Pennsylvania for the next five years and guide decision-making, policy, and planning at the local, state, and regional level. The PA State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) will release the plan in 2018.
What About the Windows? Help Save Them!
Preservation Pennsylvania is pleased to announce publication of "Considering the Repair, Retrofit, and Replacement of Historic 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.
Help spread the word and be an advocate for original 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.
(Know of a great window restoration/refit expert? Send us the info at email@example.com -- thanks!)
Preservation to wear -- On sale now!
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!)
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.