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Saving History Saturday: Preservation at New Market Heights

The following text is an official press release from American Battlefield Trust, shared on February 10, 2021.   PRESERVATION OF LAND AT NEW MARKET HEIGHTS HONORS THE VALOR OF BLACK CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS  American Battlefield Trust protects 22 additional acres … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Freedom Colonies in Texas

When the Civil War ended in 1865, approximately 250,000 formerly enslaved people in the state of Texas faced an uncertain future. Although freed from slavery, challenges and difficulties remained as families searched for places to live, jobs, and community. Self-sufficient, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 110 Acres at Three Battlefields

There’s hallowed ground to save at the battlefields of Mill Springs, Petersburg, and Bentonville, and American Battlefield Trust is working to preserve the total 110 acres at the three sites. According to the campaign page on their website, the preservation … 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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Saving History Saturday: Vote For Preservation of Endangered Artifacts

Want to cast a vote and help museums get grant money for material preservation? Now through January 20, you can vote once daily in Virginia Association of Museums’ Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program.  There are 10 artifacts in 10 … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Preservation at Fort Blakely Battlefield

At the end of March 1865, several Confederate strong-holds and forts remained around Mobile Bay, Alabama. The Federal XVI and XIII Corps, commanded by General Edward R.S. Canby marched toward Spanish Fort. On April 8, an attack pierced the Confederate … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Preservation Groups Offer Roadmap to Scale Solar Energy & Protect Historic Resources

(Original Press Release from American Battlefields Trust, December 3, 2020) A new report by a trio of preservation advocacy groups offers best practices for the expansion of utility-scale solar energy, so the growth of this important 21st century infrastructure will not … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: A Question For You

Let’s change things up a little this weekend with a Saving History Question.

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Saving History Saturday: Fort D Historic Site Completes Renovations

Earlier this month, the Parks & Recreation Department of the city of Cape Girardeau in Missouri announced the completion of renovations at Fort D Historic Site. The new roof, flagpole and sign have been installed, and a small ribbon cutting … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Maine’s Historical Survey for Preservation

Battlefields need preserving, but so do sites or buildings in the hometowns where Civil War soldiers hailed from…and here’s some interesting news from the homefront in the far north. The Maine Historic Preservation Commission and several other organizations have launched … Continue reading

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