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The historic 1856 Dansbury railroad station in East Stroudsburg was saved from demolition by the community and restored after being moved to the other side of the tracks. It is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
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The Parkside Chapel in Henryville has a unique part of local history, having been built in 1893 as a place of worship for visitors staying at the nearby Park House Hotel and Henryville House. It remains a special place of worship today. The Parkside Chapel was added to the National Register on October 7, 2020, the most recent Monroe County property to earn the designation.


A free public presentation on “National Register of Historic Places vs. Local Historic Designation”
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Tuesday, AUGUST 2 — 7 p.m.
Northampton Community College - Monroe
2411 Route 715, Tannersville, Pa.
Keystone Room 201
See map below

“How do we preserve this historic resource?’ is a question that preservationists, communities, and local advocates struggle with every day.

From the National Register of Historic Places to state-enabling legislation and local ordinances, the nuts and bolts of historic preservation can be difficult to navigate
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Join the Monroe County Historical Association as Megan McNish of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office gives a presentation titled, “National Register of Historic Places versus Local Historic Designation.”

While solutions to preservation challenges can be tied to individual buildings, there are protections that communities can put in place to safeguard the older and historic places and spaces that matter to them.

In her role as the community preservation coordinator for the eastern region of the state, McNish provides technical assistance to local governments and community preservation partners.

During her talk she will explain the tools available for preservation in Pennsylvania, including the National Register of Historic Places and local protections for historic properties.

Before joining the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Megan was a historic preservation planner for the City of Columbia, South Carolina where she reviewed preservation projects at the local level. A graduate of Gettysburg College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in history, and West Virginia University, where she received her master's degree in public history.

Information: Call 570-421-7703 or contact us.