This summer will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest and most storied conflict of the Civil War. You can read all about the effort to preserve battlefield monuments in the Summer 2013 issue of Preservation magazine, but for a round-up of sesquicentennial events for both weathered history buffs and newbies to learn from and enjoy, look no further than this list.... Read More →
The Hotel de Paris, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located in Georgetown, Colorado. A historic town about an hour from Denver, visitors can spend the day enjoying the area or can spend the weekend in the relaxing environment.
You can find the Hotel de Paris on the main street in town which also features shops, restaurants and for those with a sweet tooth, plenty of places to buy an ice cream cone this summer to eat as you stroll.
The Site just opened for the season today and will be welcoming visitors until December 15. Come visit and enjoy!
In the upcoming summer issue of Preservation magazine, I head back to my Midwestern roots to celebrate and explore the history behind the most important naval battle of the War of 1812: the Battle of Lake Erie.
Fought to the northwest of Put-in-Bay, Ohio on September 10, 1813, the American fleet, led by 28-year-old Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, eventually prevailed over their more heavily gunned British counterparts, turning the tide of the war.
Below are a few facts and figures to whet your appetite for my full account in the Summer issue.
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Next week, I will join 39 other city lovers in Cleveland for the Vanguard Conference, an annual event hosted by Next City that is dedicated to urban improvement and innovation.
Not only am I humbled to represent historic preservation among such great company, but I’m excited to return to "The Forest City" so soon. Just two weeks ago, I found myself there on a sort of mini vacation/sabbatical. Now, if a record-scratch moment just happened in your head, let me confirm that you did, in fact, read that correctly. I went to Cleveland for vacation.
Long story short: I get Rust Belt cities … and I think they get me. While a blanket on the beach is certainly nice, I look to places like Cleveland when I need a creative reboot, not just a cocktail with an umbrella in it. So before I pack my bags (again), I thought I’d share five reasons why I love this region so much.
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Visitors to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum get to explore the history of the Lower East Side and the lives of its former residents. Once home to 7,000 immigrants between 1863 and 1935, this area of New York City offers the stories of those who came to the United States looking for a new and better life.
A popular museum for locals and tourists, don’t miss this unique experience. Take a look through our slideshow, and also learn more about the museum's new "Shop Life" exhibit.