Category Archives: Preservation

Saving History Saturday: Looking At Preservation Myths

Earlier this month, a four part series about historic preservation and myths surrounding saving and restoring old buildings and sites appeared in the Adirondack Almanac. We appreciate the local approach to talking about saving history and thought it might provide … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Tennessee Battlefields Receive Grants For Preservation

Exciting preservation news appeared in the Nashville press early this week. Part of a $900,000 grand has been awarded to Civil War sites in Tennessee for battlefield preservation. In total, the grant will fund the opportunities to save approximately 111 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 72 Acres at Cedar Creek

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Trust has announced the opportunity to save 72 acres of land at Cedar Creek battlefield. Located at the southern end of the fighting area and on bluffs above the creek, this land saw the clash of Confederate … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Civil War Recruitment Flag

The Ellicottville Historical Society has had a mystery and material preservation task on their hands. And it involves a flag from the Civil War era! The preservation saga began in October 2018 with the question: “Would you like your flag … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Exciting News From Kentucky

House Bill 319. A new chapter for battlefield preservation may be on the horizon in Kentucky! State representative Daniel Elliott has sponsored this bill in the state legislature for the creation of Kentucky Battlefield Preservation Fund, which would help the … Continue reading

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Why Do We Preserve Battlefields?

I was asked why we should protect battlefields today. That question surprised me, as I have always taken the answer for granted—we just do. But it seemed to be a legitimate, good faith question, so I harnessed my inner smarty … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Preserves 326 Acres

Recently, American Battlefield Trust announced the preservation of 326 acres of battlefields at Second Manassas, North Anna, and New Market Heights. Here’s the latest adapted from the news release on their website:

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Saving History Saturday: Volumes of Black History Records Sent For Preservation

Do we all dream of finding pieces of “lost history” deep in archives? What happens when books or documents have been recognized as historically important and need preservation before they can be fully read, explored, and used? An example of … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Nearly $1 Million Allocated to Save 12 African-American History Sites in Maryland

There is no better way to honor Black History Month than to preserve the sites related to African American heritage and history. Last week, it was announced that the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, as well as … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Aims to Save Land at Four Battlefields

As one of its first battlefield preservation campaigns of 2020, the American Battlefield Trust is aiming to save over 600 acres of hallowed ground at four major battlefields – all in Virginia. Cedar Creek, Cedar Mountain, Sailor’s Creek, and Ware … Continue reading

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