Buy a little, give a little, when you use Amazon Smile
is a simple and automatic way for you to support Preservation Pennsylvania every time you shop, at no cost to you. Bookmark the Preservation Pennsylvania Amazon Smile portal
where you’ll find the same prices, selection and shopping experience as Amazon's regular website, yet with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Preservation Pennsylvania.
Shop, smile, and give -- how easy is that?
Will you give? Our Annual Campaign is underway
Each week, anyone who donates to the Preservation Pennsylvania Annual Campaign will be entered to win a thank you from us -- a tiny handmade house and a tiny book of Home
, with illustrations by folk artist Barbara Strawser. Your contributions help us work with communities across the state to plan, preserve and protect the places that matter to them. Visit our "Make a Gift" page, just a click away
, where you can donate online or print out a form to send through the mail.
ProjectPATH Photo Contest
And the winners are....
Visit our Facebook page
to view, comment on and share the beautiful winning photographs in the 2014 ProjectPATH Photo Contest celebrating Pennsylvania's transportation heritage. We had so many amazing images entered this year, the judge's panel had a difficult time selecting the winners.
Many thanks to all of the photographers who entered this year's contest and congratulations to all the winners, who will receive a free one year membership in Preservation Pennsylvania and whose photographs will appear in the 2015 ProjectPATH calendar.
Jeff Tripodi, Bridgewater Crossing, Beaver County, Photo voted Facebook Fan Favorite!
Paul g Wiegman, Lower Humbert Covered Bridge and Trail Bridge near Confluence, Somerset County
Patty O'Brien, Bridge near Wissler Run, Holtwood, Lancaster County
Martin Schamis, Schuylkill Canal Lock 60, Mont Clare, Montgomery County
Cleo Fogal, Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House, Rockwood, Somerset County
Justin M. Hamel,
Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct, Nicholson, Wyoming County
Oren B. Helbok, Sherman Creek Bridge, near Duncannon, Perry County
Thomas Caldwell, Knox Covered Bridge, Valley Forge, Chester County
Matthew Harris, Dyottville Glass Works Archaeology Site, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Frederik Togsverd, Schofield Forge Covered Bridge, Newtown, Bucks County
Christopher Litherland, View of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
At right: Already on the At Risk list, Old Hickory in Coudersport, Potter County
Thank you for submitting AT RISK nominations
By the October 31st deadline, Preservation Pennsylvania received almost 30 nominations for the At Risk list. This year's submissions, currently being reviewed by a committee, ranged from historic districts facing flooding issues to demolition threats facing churches, schools, mansions, train stations and more. Thank you to all who submitted for taking action to help preserve places that matter.
Pennsylvania At Risk
serves as a representative sampling of the Commonwealth’s most endangered historic resources. It is our belief that publication of this list draws statewide attention to the plight of Pennsylvania’s historic resources, promotes action to protect historic properties, and encourages additional state funding for historic places.
Browse our At Risk database
, which includes properties listed since 1992 (note: status updates are in process; please feel free to email us if you have information to update a listing).
Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards:
We celebrated preservation success stories
| At left, above: John A. Martine and Peter Benton from the Board of Preservation Pennsylvania present the F. Otto Haas Award to Paul Heberling (center); at right (top) Easton Mayor Salvatore Panto, Jr., accepts the Henry A. Jordan Award from John A. Martine and Representative Bob Freeman; (bottom) Page Thomas and Rikke Foulke accept the Chairman's Award from John A. Martine on behalf of the Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka.
The 2014 Pennsylvanian Historic Preservation Awards luncheon took place on a beautiful fall day in the Juniata Valley. If you weren't able to attend, you may browse this year's award recipients in the 2014 Award Program (see link on the awards page) and visit Flickr to browse the photos from the luncheon.
Preservation Pennsylvania's 2013 Commonwealth Impact Report is now available online.
||Click on the image to the left to download this document, which highlights the organization's activities, accomplishments and impacts for 2013, and recognizes our members and supporters.
Pennsylvania Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Information Available
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.
State Historic Tax Credit Established!!!
After sixteen years effort, Pennsylvania became the 30th state to offer state historic tax credits that will work as a companion to the widely used federal historic tax credit. Click Advocacy Alerts under the Advocacy tab for details!
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.