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
- Review National Register nominations and nomination appeals;
- Review and provide advice about the State's Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan and the State's Annual Historic Preservation Fund Grant;
- Provide general advice and guidance to the State Historic Preservation Officer (PHMC Executive Director); and,
- Perform other duties as may be appropriate.
Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board
- 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.
- 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.
2022 Meeting Schedule
The Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board's meeting for February 1, 2022 will be held via Microsoft Teams teleconference in light of ongoing public safety measures being undertaken because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will begin at 9:00 AM.
The meeting is open to the public. Please contact Elizabeth Rairigh at email@example.com or (717) 705-4035 with questions about how to access this meeting. (TDD users: Pennsylvania Telecommunications Center 7-1-1).
The Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Board's meeting for June 7, 2022 will be held at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
, 2451 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. The meeting will begin at 9:00 AM.
The meeting is open to the public. Please contact Elizabeth Rairigh at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (717) 705-4035 with questions about how to attend this meeting. (TDD users: Pennsylvania Telecommunications Center 7-1-1).
The meeting is open to the public.
Historic Preservation Board Members
Rob Armstrong, Ph.D., Chair
Ben Ford, Ph.D., Vice Chair
Historic Landscape Architect
Lynne Calamia, Ph.D.
Christine Ussler, AIA
Ira Beckerman, Ph.D., RPA
John M. Evans, AIA
Preservationist and Community Advocate
Brian Black, PhD.
Distinguished Professor of History and Environmental Studies
Penn State Altoona
Derrick L. Tillman