Is Your Heart Feeling Generous?
We've been busy this year – from hosting the Statewide Conference in Lewisburg and the Historic Preservation Awards in York, to sponsoring a workday at the remarkable Lynn Hall in McKean County and traveling across the state co-hosting Open House sessions for the state historic preservation plan.
We expect to be even more busy in 2017. What difference does your donation make?
Your kind gift helps us:
- Offer free advice on preservation projects in cities and towns all across the state
- Coordinate with lead organizations on At Risk projects and local issues of concern
- Provide Intervention Fund grants to projects in need (e.g. a structural report for Harrisburg's Jackson Boarding House)
- Lead hands-on work days at sites like Lincoln Motor Court on the Lincoln Highway (look for our "Preservation in Progress" signs!)
- Launch our Historic Property Redevelopment program
We hope we'll see you at one of our special events, workshops, community meetings or the annual conference.
Donations are tax deductible (April 15 will be here before we know it!). Every gift makes a difference!
Thank you for making a community connection
Many 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.
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!)
Advocacy Attire -- On sale now!
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
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
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.