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 paheritageconference.com
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.
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!
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.
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.