Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Preservation Update

Princeton Update!
The Princeton Battlefield has been named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual 11 Most Endangered List. This high-profile listing will hopefully garner more support for the Princeton Battlefield Society. 

Recently, a donor agreed to match any contributions to the Legal Defense Fund (up to $3000) until July 18. The Princeton Battlefield Society hopes to block the proposed development on the battle site through the court system. See their website for updates:

Great Bridge Update!
Steady progress is being made at this important early-war Virginia battle site. On June 9 the park had a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the opening of its Interpretive Trail. Construction continues on the Visitor Center. For details and updates, see the website at:

Camp Security, PA
The last remaining undeveloped POW camp of the Revolutionary War has recently been saved. Camp Security held British, Loyalist, and German prisoners during the war. Located in York County, it remained in pristine, rural condition until threatened in the mid-2000s with development. The site was named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered Sites in 2005.

The site of Camp Security was purchased in a joint effort by Springettsbury Township, the Conservation Fund, the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, and the Friends of Camp Security. 

Two good websites on the site and its preservation are:

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