2021 Spring Workshop Video Series

Click on the YouTube links below to enjoy our exciting speakers from the 2021 Spring Workshop 

Why Old Places Matter with Tom Mayes 

Preservation, Planning, and Protection Standards with Jeannine Speirs

Diversity and Historic Preservation with Bertha Jackmon and Tonya Thames-Taylor

Historic Places in Open Spaces with John Snook


2020-2021 Virtual Heritage Series

Click on the YouTube links below to enjoy our past proggrams


Christmas Unfolds at Anselma Mill

Mid-Century Modern in Middle Pickering 

Bondsville Mill- A Mill with a 100 Year History

Women At Warwick Furnace: Iron to Lavender

Gardner-Beale House of Caln Township

Preservation 101- Historic But Not Significant

Duffy's Cut of Malvern

Martin's Tavern of Marshallton


Christmas at the Barns-Brinton House

Glimpses of History, Exton

West Whiteland Township, Then and Now

The John Evans Estate

The People's Hall of Ercildoun


Education Resources for Kids

Teaching with Historic Places
The National Park Service provides sample lesson plans and professional development materials, helping students connect history with their own lives.

History and Culture
The National Park Service also provides a variety of other educational materials on its History and Culture site, including materials for kids, teachers, travelers, and others.

Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation

Much research has been conducted demonstrating the benefits of historic preservation on property values and tax revenues, plus benefits to businesses housed in historic structures. The National Trust for Historic Preservation researched these 12 Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation as a starting point.

Please also read the document Considering the Repair, Retrofit and Replacement of Historic Windows created by Preservation Pennsylvania in 2016.

Additionally please view the Leimenstoll Property Values Study created in 2014.

CCHPN Education Workshop Resources

2020 Spring Workshop Presentations

Defining Historic Resources – Research vs Regulation

How architectural features help define integrity and historic significance


2017 Spring Workshop: Working Effectively In Your Community

Historic Preservation Planning: Working for You

Role of the SHPO & PHMC

State Codes & Preservation Ordinances: Basic Guidelines

What is a Historic Resource & How Do You Document & Defend It

Historic Preservation Planning Projects

Both Sides of the Table: Effective Meetings

The New East Pikeland Model: Local Preservation Planning


2011 Spring Workshop: Section 106 Review

An Introduction to the Section 106 Review Process Handout of the ACHP Presentation (filesize: 397K)

For additional information, visit the website of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

2010 Fall Presentation

Maintaining Historic Buildings


2010 Workshop: Green Preservation

Sustainability and Historic Resources
Green Building Basics and LEED

Materials from the Brandywine Conservancy:
    Community Sustainability Assessment
    Sustainability Resources for Municipalities
    Sustainability Tips For Municipal Operations


2009 Workshop:


Grants, Grant-writing, and Fundraising Essentials


2007 Workshop

Historic Resource Impact Studies

A General On-line Resource for the Preservation Community

A general resource for preservationists everywhere

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The Chester County Historic
Preservation Network
a 501(c)3 Organization


P.O. Box 174
West Chester, PA 19381

(484) 301-0157


Sharon Buczala
Executive Assistant


The mission of CCHPN is to connect local governments, organizations, and individuals in their efforts to protect, preserve, and promote the historic resources and cultural landscapes of Chester County through communication and education.

The CCHPN works to bring people together and give them the information they need to preserve their neighborhoods and communities throughout Chester County. Please consider joining the effort.