Thanks for joining us in Carlisle • June 14-16

The Statewide Conference on Heritage is Pennsylvania's premiere preservation and transportation conference. This year’s theme, Community Connections: Stories, Places, and Ideas that Matter, seeks to highlight the importance of community and place making in the historic preservation field. Enjoy tours, open houses, and 21 informative, inspiring sessions (AIA and AICP credits available.) and networking events that offer time to solidify new professional connections and catch up with colleagues from across the state. 

Local residents are invited to join us at two free events.

We'll be hosting a Community Conversation on Preservation at the Cumberland County Historical Society as a way to give back to our host community. Please RSVP for this event (Wednesday, June 14 at 6pm) by clicking here.

Thanks to support from PennDOT, local residents are encouraged to attend "Help Us Help You: Community and Public Involvement, Transportation and Preservation." Learn how to have a voice in planning upcoming PennDOT projects; don't wait until the trucks arrive. This free event will take place Thursday, June 15 at 11:00am; click here to register.



Registration/check-in is located at the Cumberland County Historical Society, 21 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle.

Wednesday, June 14 8:00am – 3:30pm

Thursday, June 15 8:00am – 3:30pm

Friday, June 16 8:00am – 11:00pm

Parking details are under the Accommodations tab.

Continuing Education

Five conference sessions have been approved for AIA LU credit. In order to receive credit you must sign in on the special registration sheet; please ask the session moderator.
PHMC2017.1  Preservation and Preparedness: Identifying and Surveying Flood-Vulnerable Historic Resources (also qualifies for HSW credit)
PHMC2017.2  Pennsylvania Modern: Post World War II Single-Family Residential Architecture
PHMC2017.3  Rebuilding History with Photogrammetry
PHMC2017.4  Chambersburg Central High School - Community Engaged Adaptive Re-Use
PHMC2017.5  Barns - Storehouses of History
AICP credits may be self-reported.

Conference Registration Pricing

General Registration (Includes Reception and Digital Membership to Preservation Pennsylvania)$175.00
General Registration (Includes Reception) - Preservation Pennsylvania Member Discount$157.50

Student Registration* - Full conference (Includes Reception)

*requires Student ID

Wednesday Only$100.00
Thursday Only (Includes Reception)$100.00
Friday Only$75.00

Discover! Enjoy!

Come to Carlisle and explore issues related to historic preservation, architectural conservation, downtown revitalization, community planning and more. Cumberland County will be our living laboratory for tours, workshops, and educational sessions. Come to the 2017 conference and discover the many layers of Carlisle's history. Welcome to Carlisle!

Explore Carlisle

Conference Schedule

The conference kicks off Wednesday with tours and a historic tavern open house. Preservation Pennsylvania's Annual Meeting luncheon is followed by the conference Plenary in the afternoon, bringing community "Heart & Soul" from the Orton Family Foundation before afternoon education sessions. Thursday offers a day of sessions capped by "Taste of Carlisle" reception. Friday morning offers additional sessions. Learn, network, explore!

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This year's conference sessions are themed around making "community connections" and can be grouped by a variety of interest tracks - from Transportation, Emergency Planning and Built Environment to Conservation, Untold Stories and Archaeology. Look for icons to follow a certain track, or simply choose the sessions that interest you.

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Shop Preservation Pennsylvania's online store!

We're working with a Pennsylvania-based, family-owned company to offer you t-shirts and more that let you proclaim your preservation passion for all to see.

New designs and colors available!

If you ordered merchandise by May 25, stop by the registration desk to pick it up! We'll also have a limited quantity of shirts and At-Risk notecards on sale at our own Pop-Up shop.

Shop the store!

If we don't have the shirt or color you're looking for, you can order from the online store and items will be shipped directly to you.

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Hosted by: 

A. Roy Smith
Thank you, Janet Klein
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