Historic Districts in Pennsylvania: An Evolving Sense of Place

Jim Thorpe, originally named Mauch Chunk, is a small and picturesque borough of well-preserved 19th-century buildings perched on the side of a mountain along the Lehigh River in Carbon County. It once served as an important railroad and coal shipping center. As these industries waned in the 20th century, the town sought new economic purpose by marketing its scenic appeal as the “Switzerland of...
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Pennsylvania Civil War Trails: The Guide to Battle Sites, Monuments, Museums and Towns by Tom Huntington Stackpole Books and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2007; 150 pages, paper, $14.95 As the 2011 opening of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial draws near, the national observance is guaranteed to produce a spate of weighty tomes analyzing the epic event of the nineteenth...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Society Newsletter

Topics in the Summer 2007 Newsletter: Signature Series: PHS Journey to Western Pennsylvania Save the Date Pennsylvania State Archives Honored Engineer Walter Lyon Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals Supports Internship Calendar for July – September 2007 2007 Penn Ambassadors Welcome New PHS Members  ...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Society Newsletter

Topics in the Winter 2008 Newsletter: Signature Series: Daniel K. Richter to Speak Original 1681 Charter Dr. Guion S. Bluford Jr. at the State Museum of Pennsylvania Calendar for January – March 2008 PHMC’s Washington Crossing Historic Park, October 11 Holiday Marketplace Gift Memberships Remember PHS in Your Year-End Giving  ...
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Forty Fort Meeting House: The Architecture of a Union

The Forty Fort Meeting House Meeting stands on the edge of the sprawling Forty Fort Cemetery, just northwest of the Luzerne County seat of Wilkes-Barre, among of a Union the graves of colonial setters and the recently interred. Despite the building’s historical, religious, and architectural significance to northeastern Pennsylvania, it remains largely unnoticed by area residents. Yet, this...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Society Newsletter

Topics in the Spring 2008 Newsletter: Signature Series: Walter Licht and Tom Dublin PHS and PHMC to Lead Civil War Project Signature Series Tour: Gettysburg Calendar for April – June 2008 More Support for Conservation Heritage Initiative State Archives Funding PHS Annual Appeal Support in the Field Welcome New PHS Members New Member Benefit  ...
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PHMC Highlights

More than thirty historical organizations and cultural institutions, foundations, and state and federal agencies participated in “Charter Day — An Anthracite Homecoming!” at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton, as part of Charter Day activities hosted by PHMC historic sites and museums in March. Participants presented information and materials with an emphasis on the anthracite...
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PHMC Highlights

PHMC staff members Amanda Shafer, webmaster, Karen Galle, historic preservation specialist and coordinator of the state historical marker program, and Dean E. Winkelspecht, data applications developer, completed several important improvements and upgrades to PHMC’s Web site. A new state historical marker database includes improved graphic design along with options to browse or search for...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Society Newsletter

Topics in the Spring 2009 Newsletter: Signature Series Lecture: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia Energy Theme Events A Common Canvas Exhibit Opening and Reception Calendar for April – June 2009 Welcome New PHS Members Continued Funding for the Civil War Sesquicentennial in Pennsylvania Support for 2009 Summer Environmental Heritage Internship Grants in the Field  ...
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Historic Landmarks of Philadelphia by Roger W. Moss, with photographs by Tom Crane published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008; 339 pages, cloth, $34.95 A stunning pictorial celebration of Philadelphia’s architectural treasures, Historic Landmarks of Philadelphia breaks new ground in a heartfelt appreciation of the historic built environment by going far beyond being merely a...
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