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Preserving Pennsylvania: A Cheltenham Township Historical Commission Presentation

Event Date:
Thursday May 13, 2021
Event Time:
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Contact Info:
Parks and Recreation
215-887-6200 ext. 227

May is Preservation Month and a perfect time to learn about the work of Pennsylvania’s statewide nonprofit advocacy organization, Preservation Pennsylvania. Since 1982, this organization has been working to preserve historic places across Pennsylvania as well as advocating for good legislation and policies that help make saving these historic resources easier. The Pennsylvania At Risk program started in 1992 and each year, the list includes resources that are in danger of being lost through demolition, inappropriate alteration, neglect, or loss of setting. There have been some amazing saves, some very tragic losses, and some properties that are still at risk. This presentation will highlight some of this work as well as sharing stories about projects in Montgomery County and nearby.

About the Speaker: Mindy Gulden Crawford

A part-time job typing National Register Nominations in 1982 turned into a long career for Mindy. She has been the Executive Director of Preservation Pennsylvania since 2006, after spending 24 years at Historic York, Inc. (20 years as Executive Director). A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from York College coupled with a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Goucher College has opened up many opportunities for work and volunteering.

Mindy serves on the boards of several history and preservation organizations: the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC), the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association, the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Preservation Authority, and Main Street Hanover.

In her spare time, you’ll find Mindy exploring the Lincoln Highway and other old roads looking for great roadside architecture and searching for the perfect souvenir snowglobe. You might also find her wearing seven layers of period clothing to participate in Civil War dancing or living history events with her husband, Rodney. 

To attend this virtual presentation please click this link.
Cheltenham Township   ~   8230 Old York Road   ~   Elkins Park, PA 19027
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-4:30PM
Phone: 215-887-1000   ~   Fax: 215-887-1561
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