Who We Are

The mission of Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds (PAHG) is to honor, interpret, and preserve African American cemeteries and the burial sites of Civil War African American Sailors and United States Colored Troops in Pennsylvania. PAHG connects and builds the capacity of the stewards of these cemeteries and burial sites, and supports conservation, documentation, education, and training. Working collaboratively with other groups and organizations, PAHG provides tangible encounters with memory and enriches the public understanding of history.

“Preserving African American cemeteries is vital not just to our country’s past, but to our country’s future. These sites draw a direct, personal connection between American history and our experiences today.”

Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (2021)

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State Internship Opportunities

These postings are scheduled to close 02/02/2024. All interns must be currently enrolled in an upcoming term at a higher educational institution and have a 2.5 or higher GPA at the time of the internship.   Pennsylvania State Archives: Keystone Internship at...

Harrisburg Chapter, NSDAR Honors Local Historian Barbara Barksdale with Prestigious NSDAR Historic Preservation Medal and Certificate

Contact:  Jennifer Stratton, Publicity Chair Email:  [email protected] Phone:  717-994-5477 For Immediate Release Harrisburg Chapter, NSDAR Honors Local Historian Barbara Barksdale with Prestigious NSDAR Historic Preservation Medal and Certificate On...

You’re Invited to PAHG’s Annual Meeting (Oct. 14, 2023)

Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds invites you to our Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10am-3pm EST; this year’s theme is “Rising Up Together to Preserve Our Hallowed Grounds.” The event will take place on Zoom and will be recorded, the link and call-in...

Grantee Preservation Plan Site Visits

Last week, Barbara Barksdale from Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds and Mindy Crawford from Preservation Pennsylvania attended site visits with four of the grantees receiving preservation plan grants. Cemetery stewards met with Jason Harpe of Richard Grubb and Associates...

PAHG 5th Stewards Roundtable

For Immediate Release: August 2, 2023  Contact: [email protected]   Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds invite you to attend the fifth Stewards Roundtable virtual presentation on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 7 - 8 PM EST. The event will take place on Zoom and will be...

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Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds

P.O. Box 7474

Steelton, PA 17113