Tag Archives: Preservation

Civil War Trails: A New Look at Old Stories

NOVA Parks launched two new Civil War Trails signs in Loudoun County, Virginia last week. This new look at old stories will help drive visitation to the region. Tracy Gillespie, Site Manager for NOVA Parks said, “NOVA Parks is excited … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Uncovering Civil War Graffiti

New technology is helping to uncovering secrets of Civil War graffiti in Fairfax, Virginia. The new tools for discovery and preservation are revealing the words that Union soldiers scrawled on the walls of Historic Blenheim farmhouse. The details of this … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Award For Preservation at Cool Spring Battlefield

The following text is an official press release from American Battlefield Trust, shared on April 22, 2021. AMERICAN BATTLEFIELD TRUST, SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY HONORED FOR WORK AT VIRGINIA’S COOL SPRING BATTLEFIELD   Wingate Mackay-Smith Clarke County Land Conservation Award recognizes the partnership that … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Restoration of an 1861 Union Flag

The New Milford Historical Society in Connecticut has been spending its “closed due to Covid-19 restrictions” working on a special project inside—specifically, the restoration of a Civil War flag.

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Women & Preservation: A Chat with Stephanie Huffman about Saving Family History

Part of a Series There are many types of historic preservation, beyond saving battlefields. One preservation effort is researching and keeping artifacts and documents. Many times this is done professionally by museums and archives. Other times private collectors save and … Continue reading

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Adams County Historical Society Breaks Ground for New Home

The Adams County Historical Society (ACHS) broke ground last week on its new museum, archives, and education center. I happened to be in Gettysburg the other day and swung by the new location at 625 Biglerville Road. It’s an exciting … Continue reading

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Preserving a Key Turning Point at the Wilderness

I’m pleased to be helping the American Battlefield Trust (ABT) and the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) raise money to preserve a piece of the Wilderness battlefield. ABT asked me to do a little battlefielding on behalf of the project … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Grant Cottage is now a National Landmark!

The news broke this week! Grant Cottage has been officially named a national landmark. We’ve been following this development for a few months now, and it’s exciting to see the positive changes. Congressional leaders reflected on the moment by sharing … Continue reading

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What We’ve Learned: Keep the Fire Alive for the Civil War

On April 12, 2011, I was sitting in my high school Civil War & Reconstruction course, just listening to my teacher talk to us about the significance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Early in the ‘Civil War … Continue reading

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American Battlefield Trust Preserves the Heart of Williamsburg’s Civil War Battlefield

The American Battlefield Trust has had quite a December so far! First they announced a campaign to preserve an incredibly important tract at the heart of the Gaines’s Mill and Cold Harbor battlefields. Then they declared victory on a piece … Continue reading

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