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Beverly Jenkins is a romance and women's fiction author's whose novels have a powerful connection to the past. She will be featured in the forthcoming film "Love Between the Covers."

When Beverly Jenkins first started writing romance and women's fiction, she intended to have an audience of one -- herself. Thirty-one books later, Jenkins is known for introducing readers to little known histories of African-Americans in the 19th century amid tales of complicated and strong heroines and the men who they grow to love.

While her books are set in a variety of places -- from a small town in Kansas named after Henry Adams (a former slave and solider who testified in front of Congress on black migration), to the plains of Oklahoma or frontier towns in California -- Jenkins emphasizes that history is not just window dressing but rather an integral part of the narrative.... Read More →

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Priya Chhaya

Priya Chhaya

Priya Chhaya is Associate Manager for Online Content, Preservation Resources at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A public historian at heart, she sees history wherever she goes and believes that it is an important part of the American identity.

Saving Places with a Twist: Preservation-Themed Booze, Part 2

Posted on: April 30th, 2015 by Jamesha Gibson

 

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Great Lakes Brewery's Rotunda Pale Ale was inspired by the opening of Heinen's grocery store in the historic Ameritrust Rotunda in Cleveland.

One round of preservation-themed brews wasn't enough, so we’re offering you another one with special ties to preservation -- on the house! Sit back and soak up the nostalgia.... Read More →

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Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson

Jamesha Gibson is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. She is passionate about using historic preservation as an avenue for underrepresented communities to share their unique stories. Jamesha also enjoys learning about other cultures through reading, art, language, dancing, and especially cuisine.

The Restoration of Al Capone’s Miami Beach Mansion

Posted on: April 28th, 2015 by David Weible 1 Comment

 

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The two-story pool cabana is on the edge of Biscayne Bay. A spiral staircase leads to the top floor which comprises two, mirror-image large rooms -- one bedroom and one full bathroom.

Prohibition is dead, gone, and if this blog is any indication, ain't coming back (thank God). But the former home of Al Capone, the Prohibition era’s most notorious bootlegger, was recently resurrected.... Read More →

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David Weible

David Weible

David Weible is a content specialist for the National Trust, previously with Preservation magazine. He came to D.C. from Cleveland, Ohio, where he wrote for Sailing World and Outside magazines.

The Big Tap: Historic Bars Tournament Championship Recap

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by David Weible 5 Comments

 

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The Corner Club in Moscow, Idaho is the first-ever champion of The Big Tap: Historic Bars Tournament.

Last call is over and it’s finally closing time for The Big Tap: Historic Bars Tournament 2015, but there’s one drinkery still dancing victoriously atop the bar.... Read More →

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David Weible

David Weible

David Weible is a content specialist for the National Trust, previously with Preservation magazine. He came to D.C. from Cleveland, Ohio, where he wrote for Sailing World and Outside magazines.

 

Written by Sarah Fitts, Atlanta Movie Tours

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The Castleberry Hill neighborhood has been featured in films such as "Driving Miss Daisy," "Sweet Home Alabama," and "Ride Along."

Recently, Atlanta, Georgia, has become known as "The Hollywood of the South." Right now, over 35 television shows and movies are filming in and around the city. And although Atlanta’s movie business is just beginning to boom, there are several places in the city and in surrounding areas that have been saved from -- or face the threat of -- demolition.... Read More →

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Although we're always on the lookout for blog content, we encourage readers to submit story ideas or let us know if you've seen something that might be interesting and engaging for a national audience. Email us at editorial@savingplaces.org.

The Big Tap: Historic Bars Tournament Final Four Recap

Posted on: April 3rd, 2015 by David Weible 1 Comment

 

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Sheridan, Wyoming's Mint Bar has been in operation since 1907.

The hour is getting late and the crowd has cleared out. Two of our Final Four competitors have been bounced out the door, and there’s only one pair of lushes left at the bar. But the night is far from over, so put another dollar in the juke, pull up a stool, and watch the championship game of The Big Tap: Historic Bars Tournament 2015 play out.

While you’re waiting on a drink, check out the Final Four scores and cast your vote to help decide America’s favorite historic bar below.... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

David Weible

David Weible

David Weible is a content specialist for the National Trust, previously with Preservation magazine. He came to D.C. from Cleveland, Ohio, where he wrote for Sailing World and Outside magazines.