2019 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage

June 19–21, 2019
Chambersburg, Franklin County
Click here to read or download the 2019 Conference Program. 

2018 Preservation Pennsylvania Workshop Series
Balancing Development and Protection: Workshop for Local Government & Citizen Advocates
Lancaster History
230 North President Avenue
8:30am - 4:30pm
Developers, planners, historic preservation advocates, all municipalities, and nonprofit organizations located in or working with Lancaster County are invited to this all-day workshop to discuss how to balance the need for development with the value of maintaining Lancaster's unique sense of place.
Free to Lancaster residents; $25 other; member discount available.
We hope you enjoyed the April workshop on Balancing Development and Protection. Here are the presentation materials.
Investing in History: How Federal and State Tax Credits Make Historic Properties Viable
1200 Chestnut Street
8:30am - 12:30pm
PA Attorney CLEs - 3 hours substantive - credits approved
PA Real Estate CEUs - 3.5 hours - approved
The federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) was modified by 2017 tax legislation yet remains a powerful tool for preserving and rehabilitating historic buildings. Featured speaker Renee Kuhlman, from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will highlight the recent advocacy effort to save the federal tax credit and the importance of strong state credits.
And to our sponsors Inter-Mission LLC , SgRA Architecture, and Warehaus
We hope you enjoyed the May workshop on using tax credits. Here are the presentation materials.
 Tax Credit Essentials: What makes a good project?
Tax Credit Case Studies
 Cindy Hamilton, VIce President, Heritage Consulting Group, Case Study: Park Towne Place
 Stuart Rosenberg, AIA, Principal, Stuart G. Rosenberg Architects: Applying Chapter 34 of the Building Code to Historic Tax Credit Projects
Advocating for the historic tax credit
 Renee Kuhlman, Director of Policy Outreach, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Advocating for Historic Tax Credits
 Mindy Crawford, Executive Director, Preservation Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Incentive Tax Credit
 Paul Steinke, Executive Director, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, State Historic Tax Credit
Byways to the Past: Cultural Resource Management
Keystone Building, 400 North Street
8:30am - 5:00pm
This all-day workshop is an opportunity for CRM consultants and PennDOT staff to learn about new policies and procedures, innovative technologies, and best industry practices. Opening plenary session will focus on the future of transportation in Pennsylvania. The remainder of the day will offer a two-track program for archaeologists and architectural historians. Vendor exhibition hall.

We hope you enjoyed the June workshop on cultural resource management. Here are the presentation materials.
Agency Updates
Storytelling in the Age of Technology
 Matt Harris, AECOM; The I-95 Interactive Website
 Elizabeth Shultz and Hannah Harvey, PA SHPO; Mobile Apps for the PA CRGIS
 Charles Richmond, McCormick Taylor; The Potters Mills Gap Story Map
Alternative Mitigation and Transportation
 Steven Panko, BPT and Mary Alfson Tinsman, JMT; Mitigating the Keystone Line, Part 1; Mitigating the Keystone Line, Part 2
A Bridge to the Past: PennDOT's Historic Truss Bridge Management Plan
 Kris Lammi Thompson, PennDOT; Concrete Arch Bridge Rehabilitation Challenges
Future Past: Technology and Archaeology
  Katherine Peresolak, McCormick Taylor and Angela Jaillet-Wentling, PennDOT; Ground Penetrating Radar and the Industrial Past at Salina Bridge

Annual Conference
Lovely downtown CarlisleThe Pennsylvania Conference on Heritage will return in 2019. Stand by for the call for 2019 session proposals.
If you're looking for presentations from previous conference years, click here to visit the conference website
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