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Saving History Saturday: Preservation Projects

This month Saving History Saturday is looking at some current battlefield preservation projects. The American Battlefield Trust (ABT) has several preservation projects ongoing. One of the most recent ones is to preserve 128 acres at Antietam and Shepherdstown. This consists … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Museums

This month Saving History Saturday is looking at what’s happening in the world of Civil War museums. The Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation (SVBF) owns and runs the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum in Winchester, Virginia. SVBF recently received a $150,000 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation Education

Saving History Saturday is transitioning to a monthly column, which will be a wrap up of what is happening with various aspects of preservation. Each month the focus will be on a different aspect of preservation. With the beginning of … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Targets Three Civil War Battlefields for Preservation

    The American Battlefield Trust (ABT) is targeting 52 acres on three battlefields for preservation. The battlefields are Chancellorsville in Virginia, Gilgal Church in Georgia, and Corinth in Mississippi. The first tract consists of three-acres on part of the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Wilson’s Creek Foundation Donates Artifact Collection

On August 1o—the 161st anniversary of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek—the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation officially signed over ownership of newly acquired artifacts to the battlefield. The ceremony took place in front of the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Visitor … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Adams County Historical Society Receives $1 Million Challenge Grant

The Adams County (PA.) Historical Society recently announced that they have received a $1 million challenge grant towards their new history center. Gettysburg residents Pauline and David LeVan have issued the “all-or-nothing” challenge. This means that if ACHS can raise … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 28 Acres of New Market Heights Battlefield Donated to the Capital Region Land Conservancy

The owners of Four Mile Creek Farm, a core part of the New Market Heights Battlefield, donated 28 acres of the 73-acre farm to the Capital Region Land Conservancy, to be preserved forever. The remaining 45-acres will be conveyed to … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Little Round Top Rehabilitation Project Scheduled to Begin

The closure of Little Round Top at Gettysburg is scheduled to finally begin the week of July 25th. The closure and beginning of rehabilitation work was originally supposed to begin in the spring but was delayed. The installation of fencing, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Rocky Face Ridge Park Grand Opening

After 25 years of planning, fundraising, and work, Whitfield County, Georgia will have the grand opening of Rocky Face Ridge Park on Monday, July 25th at 4:30 p. m.. The park, open since spring 2021 is a 1000-acre conservation park. … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Seven New Battlefield Parks Coming to the Shenandoah Valley

With the completion of the recent legislative session, the Virginia legislature has made the most significant investment in battlefield preservation since the creation of the Virginia Battlefield Protection Fund in 2010. As a part of the biennial budget, the Shenandoah … Continue reading

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