Saving Princeton Battlefield

If you’re visiting this website, looking at the gallery images, and reading my posts, there’s a very good chance that you have an interest in historic preservation. You also might be a follower or member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and familiar with their list of the 11 most endangered places. For many years, Princeton Battlefield has been on that list, and now there’s a really great opportunity to get it off the list and to make sure that it remains intact for the foreseeable future.

A key portion of the battlefield was under threat of development by the land’s owner, the Institute for Advanced Study. The prep work had already begun to build housing there when, through eleventh-hour negotiations with the Civil War Trust, an opportunity was presented to purchase the tract of 15 acres under threat. I bring this to your attention now because the need for outside donations is urgent.

For more detailed information about the campaign, and to learn about the site’s important part in our history, visit http://www.civilwar.org to read the letter from Jim Lighthizer, President of the Civil War Trust. Marlene and I have already made a donation to this cause, and I hope you will too.

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