“Thank you so much...for a great conference. My mind feels so expanded right now because of the projects, people, initiatives, and viewpoints we just listened to. . . . I feel refreshed and inspired to do my own cool project on something but just haven’t known what that is yet or what it looks like. . . .

You presented topics with such a wide variety of viewpoints. The enthusiasm of the presenters was inspiring and refreshing.”

Learn & Network

The 2020 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage took place from Tuesday, Oct 13 - Friday, Oct 16. Ticket price ($40*) included access to all sessions and online activities, including a Resource Guide pdf with recommendations from our speakers to learn more about each session topic. Visit the Schedule/Speakers page for details.

The Resource Guide and links to recorded sessions were sent to all registered conference attendees. 

This project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's Keystone Historic Preservation Grant, a program funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Funding has also been provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

Check out the  SCHEDULE/SPEAKERS page for more details 

PA Statewide conference on heritage

Sessions took place each day at 10am and 2pm, with informative extras including  Q&A access to SHPO experts, a Lunch & Learn for quick fire reports from state agencies, and, on Wednesday from 4-5:30pm, enjoy the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards ceremony!

Your ticket grants you full access to all sessions and add on activities. Easy schedule. Simple one-link access. And the option to view later if you can't make a session in real time. 

Your ticket includes the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards ceremony on Wednesday, which will be full of stories about inspiring people and projects, from the coffee shop rehab that inspired a Main Street renaissance to the restoration of an important Civil War farmstead that sheltered wounded soldiers from both sides of the conflict.

Post-conference, we'll compile our speakers' recommendations for learning more about their topics into a useful  Resource Guide you can download.

About Sara Bronin

Sara Bronin is a Mexican-American author, professor, attorney, and architect. She has written over a dozen articles and several books focusing on historic preservation, sustainability, property, land use, and climate change. Bronin consults regularly for public and private entities on these issues.

She is an advisor for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Sustainable Development Code, a board member of Latinos in Heritage Conservation, and the founder of Desegregate Connecticut. Previously, she led the nationally-recognized efforts of the City of Hartford to draft and adopt a climate action plan, city plan, and zoning code overhaul. She also chaired Preservation Connecticut, Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association, Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, and the Hartford Energy Improvement District.


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The Relevancy Project: Keynote by Bonnie McDonald

Preservation Pennsylvania welcomed Bonnie McDonald, President & CEO of Landmarks Illinois, to give the keynote talk at our 2021 Honor Awards. The Relevancy Project is a forward-looking effort to catalogue the issues and challenges of the preservation field as it exists and to instigate change to help build a more relevant and just movement.

2021 Preservation Pennsylvania Honor Awards

Pennsylvania's preservation community gathered [virtually] to present the 2021 Preservation Pennsylvania Honor Awards and celebrate the extraordinary efforts of two individuals: Sydelle Zove and Jeff Marshall.


Many thanks to these wonderful sponsors of the 2020 Statewide Conference on Heritage.


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Modjeski & Masters




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