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Webinar: East Broad Top Railroad: Revival of a National Historic Landmark  |  Wednesday, May 25, 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Free. Linn Moedinger, a member of the EBT RR Board and lifelong railroad preservationist, will explain why this National Historic Landmark is so special. Jane Sheffield of the Allegheny Ridge Corporation/Heritage Area (and a member of Preservation Pennsylvania's Board) will discuss the EBT RR function as a heritage attraction and economic catalyst. Registration includes a discount code for in-person tour tickets. Click here for more information

Webinar: Historic Real Estate with Whitney Martinko  |  Thursday, June 9, 4:00-5:00 pm. Free, click here for more information. "Martinko joins a small but growing number of preservation scholars whose research challenges long-held beliefs about preservation’s early predilection for aestheticism and nation-building...Martinko’s calls for connection—for communication and recognition of each other across space and time—provide a much needed push to incorporate a more humanistic, unifying, and integrative approach to society’s treatment of the historic built environment."—The Public Historian


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Landmark Book

Need the perfect gift for armchair travelers and road trippers? Visit the state's top National Historic Landmarks in Historic Pennsylvania by Preservation Pennsylvania Executive Director Mindy Crawford.

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Progress: Hanover Theater

The 2011 Pennsylvania At Risk Hanover Theater (also known as the State Theater) will be purchased by Hanover Borough (York County).  The Hanover Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) (formed in 2021), worked closely with the York County Economic Alliance to put together a successful deal and the work now begins to find an investor and/or developer with the vision to successfully reinvigorate the building and block.

WEBINAR RECAP: Save It! Start It! Build It!: How to Access American Rescue Plan Funds for Historic Preservation & Economic Development

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) offers a historic opportunity for counties and local municipalities to invest in local projects, programs and organizations. This webinar will explain why and how you can find funding for historic preservation and economic redevelopment projects in your community. Presented by Pennsylvania Downtown Center and Preservation Pennsylvania.

WEBINAR: Historic Real Estate with Whitney Martinko

In Historic Real Estate: Market Morality and the Politics of Preservation in the Early United States, Whitney Martinko shows how Americans in the fledgling United States pointed to evidence of the past in the world around them and debated whether, and how, to preserve historic structures as permanent features of the new nation's landscape.

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In 2022, Preservation Pennsylvania will celebrate its 40th Anniversary and we're planning events that will take place online and in person as well as special tours and meet ups for members only!

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