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the Commonwealth's only statewide, private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of historically and architecturally significant resources.

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Thank you for making a community connection

Mindy Crawford leads discussionMany thanks to everyone who made the time to come out to the Community Connections Open House sessions across the state. Your insights and opinions will help shape the next Statewide Historic Preservation Plan that will create a vision for historic preservation in Pennsylvania for the next five years and guide decision-making, policy, and planning at the local, state, and regional level. The PA State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) will release the plan in 2018.


guide to historic windowsWhat 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 -- thanks!)

Advocacy Attire -- On sale now!

Order our Preservation Pennsylvania t-shirt!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

Pennsylvania At Risk 2015
The nomination period for the 2017 Pennsylvania At Risk closed on November 4. We'll announce the 2017 list in January.
The 2015 list included eight sites that were announced in February from the steps of the Lewistown courthouse by Executive Director Mindy Crawford.They were selected from nominations submitted by the public in 2015.
Visit our Pennsylvania At Risk page for more information and to view previous PA At Risk lists.

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.
  Upcoming Events
  AT RISK ALERT: MontCO, Lindenwold Development@Board of Commissioners, 6:30pm Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Location: 801 Loch Alsh Ave, Fort Washington

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act! Click to visit our page dedicated to #Preservation50 -- including a calendar highlighting preservation events around the commonwealth.
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