Saving History Saturday: Preservation News For Harpers Ferry

News from American Battlefield Trust:

In its most recent victory, the American Battlefield Trust wrapped up a large chapter of preservation efforts at the Harpers Ferry Battlefield by donating the last of four tracts — saved from 2013-2014 and totaling approximately 17 acres — to the National Park Service. This small-but-impactful 0.61-acre parcel will now be part of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (NHP), and stand amongst hundreds of Trust-saved acres that have already been incorporated into the park.

The Trust is proud of our long work to build upon the scenic and historically significant park at Harpers Ferry. Over the past 29 years, the Trust has succeeded in saving 542 acres of hallowed ground at the West Virginia battlefield — of which, almost 343 acres have now been incorporated into the national park. The remaining acreage serves as viewsheds, protected through a conservation easement.

Read more about the transfer, history of the land, and view an interactive map of the property here: https://www.battlefields.org/preserve/celebrate-our-victories/last-piece-17-acre-accomplishment-transferred-harpers-ferry

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