CCHPN Spring Workshop

The Chester County Historic Preservation Network (CCHPN) hosted their 2021 Virtual Spring Workshop on Saturday, March 6, from 8:30am-12:30pm.

The workshop provided a series of four consecutive sessions on why preserving our historic places is so important, and featured engaging presentations on the following individual topics: Why Old Places Matter (Tom Hayes); Preservation, Planning and Protection Standards (Jeannine Speirs); Diversity and Historic Preservation (Bertha Jackmon & Tonya Thames-Taylor); and Historic Places in Open Spaces (John Snook).

Chester County Planning Commission’s Senior Community Planner, Jeannine Speirs, provided an overview on “Preservation, Planning and Protection Standards,” including what are preservation planning and protection standards, how to get started, things to consider, and benefits.

Each of the presentations was recorded live, and is available for viewing on CCHPN’s website or YouTube page:

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.

They’re currently featuring their 2020-2021 Virtual Heritage Series, with programs taking place on the third Thursday of each month at 5:00pm. While March’s “Live at Five” program already passed, you can view the recording online or register for their next program on Thursday, April 15, featuring “Preservation 101: Historic but Not Significant.”

To learn more and register for their upcoming events, visit