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How to Preserve & Protect the Places That Matter to You
It's time to nominate A person or project!
Preservation Pennsylvania is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards.
Nominations are due by June 15. Members are allowed one free nomination. Non-members will pay a $25 fee.
No telethon. No pressure. But it's your donations that make all the difference.
Please donate to Preservation Pennsylvania's 40th Fund today!
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.
Hit the road for Preservation Month!
If you're looking for some fresh ideas for a road trip, check out our webinar with Mod Betty of Retro Roadmap. Mod Betty is an expert on "cool vintage places, good eats, and retro fun." She offers up a whirlwind tour of the top stops across Pennsylvania, from Adams County to York County.
Announcing 11 Most Endangered Places from the National Trust
On May 9, as part of Preservation Month, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the 2023 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Two of the eleven are located in the city of Philadelphia. It's time to rally round and support these preservation efforts!
Happy Preservation Month!
May is Preservation Month! Join us in celebrating the preservation of special Pennsylvania places all this month! Preservation Pennsylvania has put together a few ideas to help get you inspired.
Centers for Innovation: Westinghouse R&D Center and Bell Labs Holmdel
This is a two part webinar that will explore two major examples of midcentury corporate campus design, once home to innovative thinkers who helped forge technologies that shaped modern America. One is vacant and was nearly demolished for warehouse development. The other has been re-envisioned, revitalized and reopened as Bell Works, a thriving mixed use community hub.
Valentines for Preservation in Pennsylvania
Send valentines to historic places. In February, these hearts of appreciation demonstrate our love for the special old places and legacy businesses around us. What favorite building or business would you pick?
Pittsburgh’s Immaculate Conception Church
Pittsburgh's Immaculate Conception Church was added to Preservation Pennsylvania's Pennsylvania At Risk in 2022, after the church was closed by the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh. The building faces several challenges, including intense development pressure, pressing maintenance issues, and the challenges of finding an appropriate reuse. While Pittsburgh has a number of outstanding houses of worship in various styles, the Immaculate Conception Church is unlike any other religious building in the region.
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Click on the top level pages (Home, Resources, News, Participate, Give/Join or About Us) for a quick overview of that section and easy, clickable reference points. The drop down menu offers a deeper dive into specific interest areas.
The RESOURCES section offers updates on grant and funding opportunities, and helpful publications. Our Link Library will be regularly updated to help you find authoritative guidance on a wide range of topics, from climate change and energy efficiency to historic cemeteries and the neighborhood toolkit from Penn Praxis.
Use our NEWS feature for updates and regular mini-features about people and places across Pennsylvania, great preservation projects, interesting resources, guest columnists and more! Some of our most recent posts are featured below; just scroll and click to read more.
We hope you'll PARTICIPATE -- nominate a place to Pennsylvania At Risk, celebrate the amazing recipients of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards, or attend or sponsor a workshop or a special event we're hosting near you! Attending events is a great way of learning new things, sharing ideas, and making connections.
For 40 years, we've advocated on behalf of the commonwealth's historic places. We couldn't have done it without the support of our members and donors. We hope you'll JOIN US or DONATE to help save the places that make Pennsylvania special! (Some people confuse us with the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office. We collaborate, but we are a private nonprofit that counts on members and donors to support the statewide preservation work we do!)
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