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, a printed newsletter delivered by U.S. mail, is forum for information on preservation issues and practices throughout the state. This publication highlights successful and innovative projects, events and programs affecting the preservation of historic resources in Pennsylvania and provides an in-depth examination of current issues in the field.
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Pennsylvania At Risk
, a special issue of the quarterly newsletter, is a listing of endangered historic properties across the Commonwealth. This popular issue examines the history, significance, and threat(s) to each important resource and has resulted in increased interest in their preservation and protection. It also provides readers with updates on previously-listed Pennsylvania At Risk
This issue is directly mailed to Preservation Pennsylvania's members. Copies of this publication are also available through our website. Please click here
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Preservation Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Impact Report
is the organization's annual summary of programs, events, advocacy efforts and fundraising activities. This publication is directly mailed to Preservation Pennsylvania's members, municipalities and nonprofit organizations, professionals and governmental agencies. A digital copy of the Impact Report is also accessible here.
A great preservation primer, useful for individuals or communities wanting information on the nuts & bolts of preservation -- building support, evaluating the building, and more -- is our guide How to Protect & Preserve the Places that Matter to You
. This publication was completed in cooperation with the National Park Service. Visit our How to Protect & Preserve guide page
for more information, and to download individual chapters or the entire publication.
The Crisis Handbook: A Guide to Community Action
was originally published in 1990 but has remained an important, contemporary guide to managing a preservation crisis. Produced with funds from the Philadelphia Intervention Fund—a Preservation Pennsylvania grant program funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts—this handbook has been widely distributed and was reprinted in its entirety as a National Trust for Historic Preservation Information series publication. Please feel free to download the handbook
for your own use.
Save Our Land, Save Our Towns: A Plan for Pennsylvania
, written by Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Tom Hylton, and sponsored by Preservation Pennsylvania, this book vividly explains the relationship between sprawling development and declining cities. It provides attractive alternatives to the car-dependent lifestyle, and it shows how to reverse 50 years of sprawl. Now in its sixth printing, Save Our Land, Save Our Towns
has been eagerly read by conservationists, farmers, city dwellers, and others looking for ways America can protect its cities, towns, and countryside. Please click on the title for more information!