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Saving History Saturday: Historic Mill’s Dam Hoping For A Makeover

A Civil War logistics site in need of preservation? It’s different than battlefield preservation or even historic structure and material culture… Historic Pickwick Mill in Winona, Minnesota is getting some much needed love from its local preservation community. Construction between … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Celebrates Victory At Four Battlefields

Earlier this week, an announcement from American Battlefields Trust shared a preservation victory for four Civil War battlefields!

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Saving History Saturday: How’s COVID-19 Affecting Preservation Organizations?

Yesterday’s article in the Architectural Digest asked a key question for preservation of historical homes and structures: “will historic preservation survive COVID-19?” Diving deeper, the author shared insight from Historic Savannah Foundation, the Los Angeles Conservancy, a chairman of the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Preservation Efforts At Elmira Civil War Prison Camp

This week Friends of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp announced two new successes for their preservation and interpretation efforts in New York. Two vacant houses adjacent to replicated prison and near the original site had recently been purchased, and … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Archaeology At Georgia Battlefields

Dr. Ryan McNutt, an anthropology professor at Georgia Southern University, will be leading a project to explore two skirmish sites from Sherman’s March in Jenkins and Burke counties. Up to this time, little archaeology work has been done at sites … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 54th Massachusetts Monument Restoration

Preservation news from Boston this week… And just in time for the anniversary of the 54th Massachusetts’s departure for South Carolina on May 28, 1863. The famed regiment’s monument in Boston is in need of some restoration since over 100 … Continue reading

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New Preservation Easement Near Antietam National Battlefield

Earlier in May, Maryland’s Washington County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an easement to preserve more than 60 acres near Antietam National Battlefield. The 61.31 acres is located off Rohrersville and Locust Grove roads. The Rural Legacy Program allowed for … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Looking at the History of Preservation

Historic preservation is the practice of thinking through how to manage historic resources, and can include things like cemeteries, whole neighborhoods, farms or infrastructure. It encompasses the creation of places like historic house museums that are open to the public, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Historic Photograph Collection Moves To Tufts Archive

What happens to historic photographs after they have digitized? Where do they preserved and saved? The answers vary, of course, but last week Tufts Digital Collections and Archives announced a partnership with the Medford Historical Society and Museum to save … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: $923,314 To Save Battlefields

Good news for Civil War battlefield preservation this week! On April 30, 2020, the National Park Service announced that $923,314 in grants from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) would be used to protect 207 acres of America’s Civil and … Continue reading

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