Until further notice, all Preservation Pennsylvania staff are working remotely due to COVID-19.
We've launched our new website with the goal of doing an even better job of serving you and helping connect people with the resources they need to save the places they love.
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, helpful publications, and PreserveList to helped you find skilled preservation experts (a partnership with Preservation Maryland). 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 (you might have heard about at the 2019 conference).
We're really excited about our brand-new NEWS feature, which provides us with the opportunity to present you with 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 click to read more.
We hope you'll PARTICIPATE -- nominate a place to Pennsylvania At Risk, sign up to learn and network at the Statewide Conference on Heritage, 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 more than 35 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!
Are you already a Preservation Pennsylvania member? Use the LOG IN link in the top navigation band to renew your membership, check transactions or manage your account. Thank you for your support and involvement!
Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage (virtual edition!)
October 13-16, 2020
Visit PARTICIPATE>>CONFERENCE for more information
On July 29th, 2020 Supporters of Camp Archbald (Susquehanna County) rejoiced when Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA (GSHPA) announced that Camp Archbald reached its benchmarks and would no longer be sold or drilled for oil.
Developer K. Hovnanian no longer has the historic Corson/Hovenden homestead in Plymouth Meeting (Montgomery County) under agreement of sale and has ended that agreement. The site includes Abolition Hall, built by George Corson to encourage conversation and understanding about anti-slavery efforts. The Corsons hosted Frederick Douglass, Letitia Mott and others in their efforts to gain support for the cause.
Registration for the 2020 PA Statewide Conference on Heritage (10/13-16) opens August 17
The Hanover Theater (originally State Theater) at 37-41 Frederick Street in downtown Hanover will be sold to a redevelopment group. The historic theater was named to Preservation Pennsylvania’s list of threatened and endangered historic properties in 2011.
Preservation Pennsylvania has concluded that it is in the best interests for the safety and comfort of our conference attendees and our Easton hosts to go virtual this year.
Preservation Pennsylvania is honoring excellence and innovation in preservation practice with the announcement of the recipients of the annual Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards.