2018 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards
Preservation Pennsylvania is thrilled to announce the remarkable people and projects whose commitment to excellence have garnered a 2018 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award. Click here to see this year's honorees
The Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards will be held at the State Museum on September 27 featuring keynote speaker Donovan Rypkema of PlaceEconomics. Mr. Rypkema will reveal key findings of an economic study commissioned by Preservation Pennsylvania to evaluate the impact of state historic tax credits under the current program and a projection of what could happen if the program is expanded. This will be the first chance to hear the results of this study that will be used to support the reauthorization and expansion of the Pennsylvania Historic Tax Credit program, a key priority of Preservation Pennsylvania in the coming months.
Please note: opportunities are now available to sponsor the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards. Each year, the awards ceremony celebrates excellence and innovation in historic preservation. We welcome your participation as a sponsor and your support of these wonderful projects!
Our 2017 Commonwealth Impact Report has been released, reporting on Preservation Pennsylvania's activities during the calendar year of 2017 and financial information for the fiscal year 2016-2017 (ending in June).
Preservation Pennsylvania Executive Director Mindy Crawford wrote "Historic Tax Credits and the Impact on Your Community" for the April 2018 issue of Borough News
magazine, published by the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. To read the article, click here.
2018 PENNSYLVANIA AT RISK LIST
On February 12, Preservation Pennsylvania executive director Mindy Crawford announced the four sites added to the Pennsylvania At Risk list. The four sites represent more than 625 years of history in Pennsylvania and are at risk of demolition or physical deterioration. Read more under Programs > Pennsylvania At Risk or click here to visit the At Risk page
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD HISTORY
Two of our 2017 Pennsylvania at Risk sites have important historic connections to the Underground Railroad that are under grave threat. Please help by speaking out or donating to cover the substantial legal fees necessary to challenge the threat.
Abolition Hall, the Corson/Hovenden Homestead and the Plymouth Meeting Historic District
The Friends of Abolition Hall Fund are challenging a developer’s plan to subdivide a nationally-significant, historic 10.45-acre parcel to construct 48 townhouses.
The Friends group is composed of local residents and supporters who believe that the proposed subdivision and townhouse development fails to acknowledge or respect the powerful history of this homestead. Whitemarsh Township should ask the developer for the best possible plan for this site, that will help preserve the rare and nationally-significant places that make the township a desirable place to live.
Preservation Pennsylvania and the Kreutz Creek Valley Preservation Society (KCVPS), based in Hellam Township, have formed a partnership to preserve the threatened historic Mifflin House in Hellam Township, York County. Preservation Pennsylvania named Mifflin House to its Pennsylvania At Risk list in 2017. A brief was filed in the York County Court of Common Pleas to stop plans by the current owners, the Blessing Family, and their developer partner, Kinsley Equities, LLC, to demolish the historic property overlooking the Susquehanna River. Visit our Mifflin House page for more information and the press release.
Visit our Mifflin House page
for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org -- thanks!)
Preservation to wear -- the perfect gift!
Support preservation in style and shop our online preservation store.
Now there are three ways to shop and support Preservation Pennsylvania:
- our t-shirt store (with a PA-based, family-owned business)
- our curated list of preservation-friendly goods (as an Amazon Affiliate)
- or via Amazon Smile.
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.