about THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is part of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The PHMC is the Commonwealth's official history agency, and the Executive Director is designated as the State Historic Preservation Officer. Oversight of the PHMC is provided by a board of Commissioners appointed by the Governor.
Please Note: By submitting materials with respect to state or federal historic preservation programs administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), you grant to the PHMC the rights to:
- Use the materials for education and promotional purposes and to promote the mission of the PHMC;
- Publish the materials on the PHMC Web site; and
- Make the materials available to researchers and scholars.