Historic Harrisburg has always been a collaborator. We forge partnerships with civic, charitable and business organizations, and we are the frequent convener or joiner of coalitions. Examples include:
- The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the nationwide preservation organization working to save historic places.
- Preservation Pennsylvania, the statewide preservation assistance, advocacy and education organization.
- The PA Bureau for Historic Preservation, which serves as the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).
- The Historical Society of Dauphin County, the county-wide, state-, county- and privately-supported county historical society, one of the oldest in Pennsylvania, founded in 1869 and headquartered at the Harris-Cameron Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, since 1941. The mission of the HSDC is to collect, preserve, exhibit, publish, and promote interest in the history of Dauphin County for the education, enjoyment, and benefit of the public.
- The Harrisburg Bureau of Planning and Historic Architectural Review Board.
- Elegant Progressions, our fundraising partnership with the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, established in 1992.
- The Midtown Market District, a state-funded Main Street program established in the early 1990s to spur the revitalization of Harrisburg’s N. Third Street commercial corridor through Midtown. No longer active, the MMD’s crowning achievement was the establishment of the Midtown Cinema on Reily Street, one of the nation’s most successful urban, independent “art house” movie theaters.
- The People’s Bridge Coalition, established in 1996 in the aftermath of the devastating winter flood that destroyed three spans of Harrisburg’s historic Walnut Street Bridge, the oldest bridge across the Susquehanna River, as an advocacy group urging Federal, State and local support for the bridge’s reconstruction. With growing interest in greenways, bikeways and non-vehicular walkways, the potential reuse of this iconic bridge linking Harrisburg, City Island and the West Shore, remains a possibility.
- City Beautiful 2.0, a consortium established in 2012 to build renewed interest in the concepts and achievements of in Harrisburg during the “City Beautiful Movement” in the early 20th.
- Harrisburg Parks Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization raising and providing funding for the restoration and preservation of Harrisburg’s municipal parks, playgrounds and public monuments.
- 3rd in the Burg, Harrisburg’s monthly gallery and museum open house, held the third Friday of each month, from 5 to 9 PM.
- The Committee for the Future of Harrisburg State Hospital, a broad consortium of stakeholders advocating for the preservation and responsible development of the former state hospital campus, now being sold by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania after 150 years of stewardship.
Historic Harrisburg also values its partnerships with prominent individuals and businesses who provide strong financial and strategic support for HHAS and its mission. These include: