Cultural Resources Essentials - The Basics
Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Lackawanna Historical Society invite you to participate in this upcoming workshop at the University of Scranton.
Cultural Resources Essentials
The Cultural Resources Essentials (CRE) four-part workshop series is designed to introduce the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office’s staff and to bring their partners together to learn more about the federal, state, and local historic preservation programs that the office manages and supports. From the National Register Program to Project Review under the National Historic Preservation Act and the PA History Code – and from the federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program to the PA Historical and Museum Commission's grant programs – we rely on our partners to provide us with the information we need to carry out our work effectively.
Professional consultants, planners, and local government staff and officials who attend all four CRE workshops will receive a certificate for completing the series and will be listed on the PHMC website. For more information, visit the PHMC website at http://phmc.info/historicpreservation and click on Cultural Resources Essentials in the sidebar menu.
The Basics is the first workshop in the CRE series. It is designed to introduce you to the State Historic Preservation Office and the resources we offer. This workshop will provide you with an understanding of the following programs and skills:
Documenting historic properties and archaeological resources
The National Register process in Pennsylvania
Promoting cultural resources as community assets
The process for reviewing federal and state projects
Using the online CRGIS database and “Ask ReGIS”
- Seek historic preservation funding and incentives
10:00 Check in
10:15 Welcome & Overview
10:30 Community Asset Planning
11:00 Resource Identification
11:30 National Register Process in Pennsylvania
12:00 Lunch Break
12:50 Project Review and Consultation
1:20 CRGIS Essentials
1:50 State and Federal Incentives and Funding
Free parking will be available in the Parking Pavilion around the corner from Brennan Hall. The entrance is off of Mulberry Street at Monroe Avenue.
When & Where
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the state's official history agency, and its Bureau for Historic Preservation is designated as the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Using its resources, the Bureau staff works with federal, state, and local agencies; community organizations; and private property owners to "educate, encourage, and enable Pennsylvanians to value and preserve the Commonwealth's cultural and historic heritage."