Tag Archives: Saving History Saturday

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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Saving History Saturday: Gravel Roads

If you’ve had the opportunity to explore Loudoun County, Virginia, and trace the routes of campaigns or troop movements through the area, you’ve probably driven the narrow gravel roads which are nearly unchanged through the centuries. On October 31, 2020, … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 303 Acres To Save In Tennessee

American Battlefield Trust announced the opportunity to preserve two important tracts totaling 301 acres at Lookout Mountain and Franklin in Tennessee. According the news release:

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Saving History Saturday: Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument – Reflecting on the Journey

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Mill Springs Battlefield in Kentucky became the 421th unit in the National Park Service. After much support from congressional representatives, this Civil War battle site has received a new and high level for protection and … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund Announces Grants

Recently, the Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund (VBPF) announced their grants which will aid in the protection of more than 610 acres, including Civil War battlefields and combat sites with ties to U.S. Colored Troops. VBPF’s original press release detailed that … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Receives Travelers’ Choice Award

Sharing an original press release received via email this week about exciting news for a museum that has been working to preserve, share, and interpret the history of the Underground Railroad in New York, near the border with Canada.  The … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Easement at Shepherdstown

This week the American Battlefield Trust shared the news that a new conservation easement has been placed on 278 acres in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The land is part of Borden Farm near Shepherdstown which was battle area on September … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Big News For Grant Cottage

In a recent virtual meeting, the Department of the Interior’s National Historic Landmark Committee unanimously approved the recommendation to make Grant Cottage a national historic landmark. The decision awaits approval from the Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt. It’s been … Continue reading

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