Historians, museums, cultural groups and community members are invited to join one of two workshops on battlefield stewardship to be held at two locations – Wednesday April 13, 2016 1-4 PM in the Schuyler Room of Saratoga Town Hall (12 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY) and Thursday April 14, 2016 1-4 PM in the auditorium of Crown Point State Historic Site (813 Bridge Road, Crown Point, NY). The workshop discussion will be led by Saratoga National Historical Park Superintendent Amy Bracewell. Keynote speakers Lindsey Morrison and Kathy Robertson from the Civil War Trust will share information about Campaign 1776 — a national initiative to foster the preservation and interpretation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 battlefields.
The workshops will explore the roles and actions that individuals and organizations can play in the protection of battlefields. Participants will be asked to help identify ways to stimulate both local residents and visitors in the preservation and stewardship of battlefield resources. Your contributions will aid in the development of a “Toolkit for Battlefield Preservation,” ensuring that current and future generations will understand the struggles that shaped and define us as a nation.
The workshops are hosted by Lakes to Locks Passage, a nonprofit organization with the mission to stimulate community revitalization and to build stewardship of the region’s rich historic, cultural, recreational and natural resources. The workshop is funded through a grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to develop interpretive products that link key battles fought in northeastern New York and Vermont during the 1775-77 campaigns of the American Revolution. The ABPP supports projects that safeguard, preserve and tell the stories of America’s battlefields, more information about the Program can be found online at www.nps.gov/abpp.
The workshops are free to the public, registration is requested. Please email Drew Alberti at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 518-637-4690 for more information.