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News Flash

Preservation Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds, is pleased to announce their pilot project, the Pennsylvania African American Cemetery Stewards Network, has been selected to receive grant funding from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Click here to read more and access the Press Release in our News  post.

Please note: Applications aren't available yet! This program is IN DEVELOPMENT. We expect to launch the program in Fall 2022 and hope to announce the selected sites in early 2023. The program will offer cemetery stewards site-specific preservation plans, financial advice, and direct support for site conservation and planning for future work.

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Upcoming Events

Save the Date! The Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards will take place Tuesday, November 15 at 3pm at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester (Chester County). (In the event of COVID concerns, we will switch to a virtual format.) Click here to learn more about the venue, a former armory, in this Love Letter from Board Member Roy Smith.


No telethon. No pressure. But it's your donations that make all the difference.

Please donate to Preservation Pennsylvania's 40th Fund today!

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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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WEBINAR: Historic Real Estate with Whitney Martinko

June's webinar featured Dr. Whitney Martinko discussing her book Historic Real Estate: Market Morality and the Politics of Preservation in the Early United States. The webinar was presented in partnership with our colleagues at the Preservation League of New York State. If you weren't able to attend, watch the webinar recording.

East Broad Top Railroad: A New Beginning

The East Broad Top Railroad (Rockhill Furnace, Huntingdon County) appeared on our very first Pennsylvania At Risk in 1992, so it gives us great pleasure to host this webinar featuring Linn Moedinger and Jane Sheffield to share the exciting revival of the railroad. Once called "the dormant gem of railway preservation," the EBT RR is a rare narrow-gauge railway and time capsule of industrial technology. The trains are running again, the remarkable archives are being catalogued for digitization, and a dedicated staff, volunteers and friends are working toward a bright future. Enjoy the recording of the webinar presentation.

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.

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Preservation Pennsylvania helps you find the information and resources you need to pursue preservation in your community.

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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