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Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board Information

Each State historic preservation program is required by the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, to maintain an adequate and qualified State Review Board (in Pennsylvania, known as the Historic Preservation Board).

 

Duties of the Historic Preservation Board

  1. Review National Register nominations and nomination appeals;
  2. Review and provide advice about the State's Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan and the State's Annual Historic Preservation Fund Grant;
  3. Provide general advice and guidance to the State Historic Preservation Officer (PHMC Executive Director); and,
  4. Perform other duties as may be appropriate.

 

Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board

  1. Is a primarily professional body that provides professional advice on historic preservation matters. "Primarily professional" means that a majority of the members must meet minimum professional requirements established in regulation by the National Park Service; and represent certain professional disciplines established by the Act.
  2. Must be able to objectively carry out their duties. This is the reason for the National Park Service's requirements that all State Review Boards establish and abide by rules of conduct that avoid conflict of interest.

 

2020 Meeting Schedule

Meetings generally begin at 9:45 am. Review of National Register nominations begins at 12:15 pm. Please contact the office to learn of a particular meeting's start time at (717) 783-8946.

February 4
Rachel Carson Building
400 Market Street, Room 105
Harrisburg

June 2
Rachel Carson Building
400 Market Street, Room 105
Harrisburg

October 6
Location To Be Announced


Historic Preservation Board Members

Susan Hannegan
County Planner
Mill Hall

Rob Armstrong, Ph.D.
Historian
Philadelphia

John Conti
Architectural Writer
Pittsburgh

Jane Sheffield
Heritage Tourism Director
Altoona

Megan Tooker
Historic Landscape Architect
Bellefonte

Lynne Calamia, Ph.D.
Historian/Museum Administration
Philadelphia

Christine Ussler, AIA
Architect
Bethlehem

Cara Halderman
Consultant
Pittsburgh

Ira Beckerman, Ph.D., RPA
Archaeologist
New Cumberland

Jayashree Shamanna
Architect
Scranton

Johnette Davies
Preservation Planner
Philadelphia

Ben Ford, Ph.D.
Archaeologist
Indiana

Lindsay Varner, Ph.D.
Historian
Carlisle

Katherine Wyrosdick
Planner
Erie

Angelique Bamberg
Consultant
Pittsburgh