Executive Director’s Message

From the Executive Director features news and reflections on the work of PHMC by its chief administrator.

When Pennsylvania Heritage was first published in its present form in December 1974, we expressed hope that our new magazine would provide a medium of communication for those persons interested in Pennsylvania history. Our intent was to serve all groups and individuals concerned with the preservation of our heritage regardless of the depth or active expression of their interests. The diversification of our subscribers is an indication that we are realizing our intent and we will continue In the direction we set in 1974 to provide coverage in areas of Pennsylvania history that are significant and interesting.

The strength of national history has as its basis interest in state and local history. Pennsylvania Heritage strives to broaden that base through articles and features to which our readers can personally relate; through the recognition of achievements in historical activities; and through the promotion of local historical societies and preservation groups.

Preserving our historical heritage is a responsibility which must be shared by both public and private organiza­tions. It is best achieved through a strong public-private partnership as both the public and private sectors share the same goals. Cooperation through the exchange of information and ideas is essential for the achievement of our common goals. Pennsylvania Heritage is a vehicle through which this exchange can occur. We welcome your comments, suggestions and support.

William J. Wewer
Executive Director