Open House for the PA State Historic Preservation Plan
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Open House for the PA State Historic Preservation Plan

Open House for the PA State Historic Preservation Plan

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Sometimes, nothing beats the personal connection that comes with talking to someone face-to-face.

That’s why we’d like to invite you to join us at one of the nine Open Houses the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) and Preservation Pennsylvania are hosting this fall to learn about and be part of the effort to develop Pennsylvania’s next statewide historic preservation plan.

The statewide historic preservation plan isn’t the PA SHPO’s plan, its Pennsylvania’s plan. We want to connect with as many traditional and non-traditional communities – and everyone in between – as we can during this planning process to hear from Pennsylvanians about what matters to them. Your input is essential to creating a plan with clear, practical goals that will help public and private organizations take steps to preserve the Commonwealth’s cultural legacy and serve as a resource for anyone working with older and historic places.

Open Houses are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Monday, October 17 – Boalsburg, 3:30-7:30 PM
Pennsylvania Military Museum
51 Boal Avenue Boalsburg, PA 16827

Thursday, October 20 – Lancaster, 4:00-8:00 PM
Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

Tuesday, October 25 – Galeton, 3:30-7:30 PM
Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

5660 US Route 6 W, Ulysses, PA 16948

Thursday, October 27 – Erie, 3:30-7:30 PM
Manchester Schoolhouse
6610 W Lake Road, Fairview, PA 16415

Thursday, November 3 – Scranton, 3:30-7:30 PM
Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
McDade Park, Unit #3, 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton, PA 18504

Monday, November 7 – Bethlehem, 3:30-7:30 PM
Fowler Family Southside Center
511 E. Third Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Thursday, November 17 – Philadelphia, 3:30-7:30 PM
Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

**Parking is available for free for this event in the 4th St lot. Check your email for a printed pass, or grab one at the registration desk.

Tuesday, November 29 – Pittsburgh, 3:30-7:30 PM
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Wednesday, November 30 – Johnstown, 3:30-7:30 PM
Heritage Discovery Center
201 6th Ave. Johnstown, PA 15906

Please drop by any Open House between the hours of 3:30 and 7:30 and, if you’d like, stay for one of the scheduled one-hour discussions, led by Preservation Pennsylvania’s Executive Director Mindy Crawford or the PA SHPO’s Director Andrea MacDonald, at 4:30 or 6:30. You can expect to meet PA SHPO staff, mingle with some of our local preservation partners, share your thoughts and opinions, and leave knowing you’re part of something bigger.

The Open Houses are FREE and open to anyone interested in attending. If you think you’d like to join us for one of the moderated discussions, please register at one or more of the Open House dates below. Registration isn’t required and we’re asking for our planning purposes only. If you didn’t register, or plan to bring along colleagues, friends, and neighbors who haven’t registered, no worries. All are welcome!

* We’ll be having the Lancaster Forum from 4-8 pm.

For more information about the PA SHPO, historic preservation in Pennsylvania, and the statewide preservation plan, please visit our blog at

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