Museum association offers workshops on preserving historic resources


HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will hold workshops on preserving community historic resources across the state in October.

“We often measure progress in our communities by how much development is taking place,” said Brent Glass, executive director of the commission.

“But we must balance growth and development while preserving the unique quality of where we live and work. These workshops are meant to help municipal officials to do just that.”

Professional preservationists, archaeologists, planners and architectural historians will conduct the workshops, each from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dates, location. Sessions will be held Oct. 10 at the Moon Township Municipal Building, Allegheny County; Oct. 17 at the Harris Township Fire Safety Building, Centre County; Oct. 24 at the Merion Tribute House, Merion, Montgomery County; and Oct. 31 at the Lower Paxton Township Municipal Building, Harrisburg.

Workshops are designed for municipal officials, economic-development specialists, planners and zoning officers, preservation commission members, and others interested in historic preservation.

Discussions will center on which historic resources to preserve and why; how archaeological artifacts connect us to the past; identifying sound land-use practices; and using the principals and programs that aid in preserving a sense of place.

The workshops are sponsored by the commission, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Governor’s Center for Local Government Services.

Registration. A registration fee of $55 per person includes lunch and all materials.

For registration information, contact the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors at 717-763-0930 or visit

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