Category Archives: Community

Spring Cleaning

Spring! Leaves, flowers, birds, cute baby animals, warm weather. And cleaning. Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in phase one of the architectural mothballing of a run-down apartment building. Early one Saturday morning a few weeks ago (though not as … Continue reading

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The White Mill Rural Heritage Centre

Thomas Stanley. The name might call to mind many things for British history buffs—stepfather of King Henry VII, accessory to the murder of Edward V and Prince Richard, 1st Earl of Derby. But if you know your history of milling … Continue reading

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Thank a Preservationist

In this month known for giving thanks, we at Adventures in Preservation want to express our heartfelt thanks to those people with the vision and foresight to step in, step up and speak out for heritage. Thank you preservationists! Preservation … Continue reading

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Volunteers Sought To Save Peter Tufts House (c. 1680)

Here is another call for help from history and proof positive that it takes people to make preservation happen. This could be a wonderful opportunity for Adventures in Preservation  to organize volunteers to assist with specific tasks on a regular basis. We’ll … Continue reading

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In Praise of Very Large Staircases: A Brief History of the Social Function of Stoops

Found this very interesting read in my inbox this morning and wanted to share! In Praise of Very Large Staircases: A Brief History of the Social Function of Stoops | Living on GOOD.

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The Connection Between Communities and Preservation – and You

Buildings may stand alone physically, but they are endlessly connected with communities. Buildings are accompanied through time by the comings and goings of people… No matter their purpose, all buildings are lived in: feet move across their floors, hands open … Continue reading

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Halloween: a Preservationist’s Favorite Holiday

It may still feel like summer, but the leaves are starting to turn and Halloween costumes and candy are starting to show up in the seasonal aisle of grocery stores. A preservationist can’t help but be excited. Why? Let’s face … Continue reading

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