Category Archives: Preservation

Preservation News: Victories Announced By Central Virginia Battlefield Trust

Earlier this week, Central Virginia Battlefield Trust announced four new preservation successes! Here are the details: 1. “Parcel 1” At Fredericksburg Battlefield Artillery lunette occupied by the Norfolk Artillery during the battle of Fredericksburg December 13, 1862.

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Exploring Fredericksburg’s History & Biography

by ECW Correspondent Katherine Duffek Imagine the history of a city, neatly lined up on a bookshelf. Every year, more and more of that history gets published and added to the shelf. That’s what you would see if you walked … Continue reading

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Preservation News: The Stone Bridge Project at Manassas National Battlefield

Today is the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run, and it’s a great time to highlight some preservation work completed earlier this year on an important landmark on Manassas National Battlefield. The Stone Bridge spans the Bull Run … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: A Recap and a Thank You

With the American Battlefield Trust’s 2018 Teacher Institute now in the books for a week, and my own dispatches finally exhausted, I want to offer one final thank-you to the Trust for allowing me and Emerging Civil War to participate. … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: Helping Teachers Teach History More Effectively

“What do historians do?” Bruce Lesh asks the room full of social studies teachers. The teachers offer answers: Solve problems. Research. Write. Argue. “In that discussion, we leave out the only thing we do in the classroom,” Lesh points out. … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: The Men Who Invented the Constitution

“There are, every now and then, rooms where it all happens,” said David Stewart. “If we have a sacred space in this country, that’s it. That’s the room to see.” Stewart, author of The Summer of 1787: The Men Who … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: Teaching Through Turning Points with Kris White

What is a turning point? That’s the question Kris White asked the assembled room of teachers in Valley Forge. They’d come to his Teacher Institute workshop to hear him talk about “Teaching Through Turning Points.” As co-editor of ECW’s Turning … Continue reading

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: Independence Forever!

We’ve had a great couple of days at the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute. I have notes from some fantastic talks and workshops that I’ve attended, which I’ll get typed up when I have the chance. There’s so much going … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Stonewall Brigade Tract Gets Eagle Scout Attention

It’s so inspiring to see young folks involved in battlefield preservation work. Check-out this highlight from Central Virginia Battlefields Trust‘s Summer Newsletter:

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The Trust’s Teacher Institute: Garry Adelman’s Photo Extravaganza!

Garry Adelman calls his program a “photography extravaganza,” and he isn’t kidding. Of course, I have a feeling Garry could have a single photograph to discuss, and his enthusiasm and animation would turn it into an extravaganza. He can hardly … Continue reading

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