Between the Beams: SHPO (Pennsylvania)
What is a State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)?
The Pennsylvania SHPO is part of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC).
Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office Resources:
- PHMC Main Website
- Pennsylvania Historic Preservation
- Pennsylvania Heritage
- Grants and Tax Credits
- 2018-2023 Pennsylvania Statewide Historic Preservation Plan
What is the role of the SHPO?
- collect, safeguard, and share
- teach Pennsylvania history
- promote economic development
- help create vital places
- save tax dollars
- protect basic legal rights
- attract tourists
What is the vision of the SHPO and PHMC?
“The PHMC enriches people’s lives by helping them to understand Pennsylvania’s past, to appreciate the present, and to embrace the future.”
How can I get involved?
If you’re curious to learn more about how you can get involved in preserving Pennsylvania’s history, there are a number of different ways. Whether you would like to volunteer at your choosing or if you would like a long-term employment opportunity, you can be a vital part of PHMC. Learn more on their website.
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