Fall 2012 Table of Contents

Fall 2012 Cover

  • Restoration on High
    More than 100 years after Washington National Cathedral’s first stone was set, its masons are planning to rebuild in the wake of the August 2011 5.8-magnitude earthquake, which rumbled the East Coast from Georgia to Maine.
  • Reinventing Rosenwalds
    As Rosenwald Schools, where African-Americans were educated in the aftermath of slavery, mark their centennial, preservationists and former students are reclaiming the abandoned buildings.
  • Antietam
    Visiting the battlefield, one is struck by the pristine environment, unspoiled by modern development. Author and historian Nicholas Redding explains how saving Antietam has become a model for battlefield preservation.
  • Travel: Canal Quarters
    Part of President Washington’s original vision for the capital city, the C&O Canal today offers visitors a chance to trace history along its towpath or overnight in one of its recently renovated lockhouses.
  • Outside the Box: Lucky Whaler
    Saving the last remaining American whaling ship.
  • Place Setting: Worth Its Salt
    Visit Boulder's historic Salt bistro.
  • Itinerary: St. Louis, MO
    Learn about the historic inns, restaurants, and activities of St. Louis.
  • Back Story: History's Documentarian
    Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns explains why he's a preservationist.

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