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Summer School Countdown!

We'll kick off the 2019 Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage in Chambersburg on Wednesday, June 19, starting three days filled with insightful sessions led by experts in the field, plus the annual Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards.

Here's a quick prep post with everything you need to know to get ready!

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GPS Address

Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Click here for a Google map

Parking at Wilson

Park in the rear lots adjacent to the Conocoheague Creek. Lots P12/P7 are closest to the conference hub. Click here for Wilson's downloadable parking map. (Please park on Wilson's campus and not in the neighborhoods surrounding the college.)

Here's the summer school doodle version of the campus map, showing the buildings in the center of campus where sessions, exhibit hall and registration will be located.
hand drawn map of campus


Entering Registration for Conference & Awards

After parking in the rear lots by the creek, you will see the conference/awards entrance beside a rounded building (on the lower level of Jensen Dining Hall: Wilson Map #10) [see photo below]

campus buildings

Registration will be just inside at Sarah’s Coffeehouse, on the lower level of Jensen Dining Hall.

At check in, pick up pre-ordered souvenir t-shirts or “Why Old Places Matter” by plenary/awards keynote speaker Tom Mayes. Forgot to pre-order? A limited quantity of books ($40) and shirts ($20) are available for purchase.

The 2019 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards take place Wednesday afternoon. Please check in at the registration desk and we'll direct you to Thomson Hall Alumnae Chapel.

Preservation Pub Quiz sign ups will be at registration. Pick one of two shifts, which will take place at GearHouse Brewing Co. on Wednesday during the Roving Reception.

Sip, Chomp, Chow

Snacks, drinks, and coffee will be available throughout the conference.

Lunch on your own in nearby downtown Chambersburg, accessible by foot, bike or car!

Lunch & Learn sessions take place each day for those who have pre-registered.

Special Notes


Staff from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office will be available during conference to answer your questions and assist with perplexing questions. A schedule will be posted showing availability.

*Bus Transportation for the following sessions will leave from the area outside the registration desk. Please arrive early for check in to keep the session on schedule. You are responsible for arriving before the bus departure time. We are unable to accommodate late arrivals.

  • Workshop: The Ebbert Spring Archaeological Preserve & Heritage Park Tour (Wed am)

  • Lunch & Learn: Franklin County Visitors Bureau (Friday)

Wifi at Wilson

To increase network reliability and security, Wilson requires that all devices that connect to the network be registered. Please consult the conference program ADDENDUM available at the registration desk for instructions on registering/connecting.

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