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

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2015 Pennsylvania At RiskPennsylvania At Risk Announced!

On February 2, from the steps of the Lewistown courthouse, Executive Director Mindy Crawford announced new additions to our list of the state’s most endangered historic resources.
The eight sites were selected from nominations submitted by the public in 2015 and will become Preservation Pennsylvania’s work priorities in 2016. Visit our Pennsylvania At Risk page for all the details.

Preservation50-logoIt's time to party like it's 2016

Let's celebrate 50 years of the National Historic Preservation Act!

We've launched

a page dedicated to Preservation50 -- a yearlong celebration of the National Historic Preservation Act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966. Please bookmark the page and check back often for news and special events.

2015 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards

Thank you to all! The annual Historic Preservation Awards Luncheon took place Friday, September 25 at the Zembo Shrine Center in Harrisburg.
Congratulations to this year's recipients of a Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award! Pennsylvania's Historic Preservation Awards continue a tradition started in 1979 to honor excellence in preservation. The annual awards recognize significant contributions in the field of historic preservation made by both individuals and organizations.

Many thanks to our generous corporate and individual sponsors, highlighted on our sponsor page.
The Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Award categories include:
  • Initiative Awards in the areas of Community Involvement; Communications; Education; Local Government; Stewardship; and Emergency Response
  • Construction Awards honoring outstanding preservation, restoration, or rehabilitation projects and/or pre-construction documentation, technical innovation and achievement in these areas: Residential; Commercial/Industrial; Public/Institutional; Special Historic Properties
  • Special Focus Awards such as Sustainability in Historic Preservation; Preservation Planning; Leadership in State Government and State Issues; or Grassroots Advocacy; or the Ralph Modjeski Award for Excellence in Transportation Design, Preservation, or Archaeology
  Members received the awards newsletter at home. You can view an online version by clicking h

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
  Pennsylvania At Risk 2016 Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Location: Old Courthouse, 1 W. Market Street, Lewistown, PA 17044. (The event will move indoors in case of inclement weather.)

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