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[Sitings] Boston's African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School

Posted on: August 10th, 2013 by Mame McCully 1 Comment

 

African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School in Boston, Massachusetts. Credit: Museum of African American History.
African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School in Boston, Massachusetts.

The African Meeting House in Boston, Massachussetts, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is the nation's oldest African-American church still standing, located in the historic Beacon Hill area of downtown Boston.

The Meeting House and Abiel Smith School, both built in the early 1800s, are located in what once was the heart of Boston's 19th-century African-American community. These buildings remain a showcase of black community organization and enduring testimony to black craftsmanship.... Read More →

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Woodrow Wilson House: A Presidential Haven

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

The Woodrow Wilson House was the home of President Wilson until his death in 1921 and of Mrs. Wilson until her death in 1961. Credit: Mr. T in DC.
The Woodrow Wilson House was the home of President Wilson until his death in 1921 and of Mrs. Wilson until her death in 1961.

The Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C. is located in a beautiful neighborhood near the popular Dupont Circle, surrounded by embassies from throughout the world. The home of President and Mrs. Wilson after their time in the White House, the townhouse was a quiet haven for the Wilsons upon leaving presidential life.... Read More →

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Kykuit: A Rockefeller Residence

Posted on: August 3rd, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

In Tarrytown, New York lies Kykuit, a grand Rockefeller mansion. Credit: Jason Pier in DC.
Overlooking the Hudson River lies Kykuit, a grand Rockefeller mansion.

Home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, Kykuit, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located in Tarrytown, New York just a short distance from New York City.... Read More →

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Woodlawn: A Gift from George Washington

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Built in 1805 and overlooking the Potomac River, Woodlawn was a gift from George Washington to his nephew, Major Lawrence Lewis and his wife, Eleanor "Nelly" Custis, a grandaughter of Martha Washington. Credit: cliff1066, Flickr.
Built in 1805 and overlooking the Potomac River, Woodlawn was a gift from George Washington to his nephew, Major Lawrence Lewis and his wife, Eleanor "Nelly" Custis, a grandaughter of Martha Washington.

Woodlawn, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Alexandria, Virginia is just minutes from D.C. Also close to Mount Vernon, Woodlawn is a great stop for those visitors who'd like to learn more about George Washington’s family.

Bonus treat: Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey house, which is situated on Woodlawn's 126-acre estate.

Learn more about the Federal/Georgian-style home in this slideshow:

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

Coming to Drayton Hall: Historic Preservation in 3D

Posted on: July 22nd, 2013 by Aria Danaparamita

 

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Welcome to history's future. Drayton Hall, a National Trust site in Charleston, South Carolina, follows Colonial Williamsburg in going digital.

Unpack your bag, because you won’t need one for this virtual adventure. Introducing the latest in preservation technology: 3D imaging.

Now, you might be thinking, 3D has been around forever. Visualization software is now common for architects and designers. But for preservation and public history, it means something more: the magic of recreating lost space and time.... Read More →

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Aria Danaparamita

Aria Danaparamita

Aria Danaparamita, or Mita, is a contributor to the PreservationNation blog and recent graduate of Wesleyan University. She enjoys walks, coffee, and short stories. Follow her odd adventures on Twitter at @mitatweets.