“Preservation” and hopes for history

This news article is the first media report that I have seen using the word "preservation" by those seeking to keep the status quo regarding Confederate Memorials. I hope its use does not negatively impact the work of those who have been quietly laboring for years to preserve the stories of our past. In general, I am not in favor of state laws that prevent local communities from doing the sometimes difficult work of engaging with and making decisions around local historic sites and monuments. ...
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Scenes from an early spring snow 2018

An early spring storm brought 5 inches of snow to the Stoutsenberger Farmstead. These are some images I caught while skiing about today. The farmhouse with a fresh coat of snow. Daffodils, planted long ago, poking up through the the snow.   The partially frozen creek running in front of the barn. The crumbling foundation of the porch.   The Red Barn. The quiet snow below and the blue sky above.
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A pond and an access road. Is this an idea worth pursuing?

The Stoutsenberger Farmstead is over 220 years old. Even under good conditions that would make it a challenge to keep it up. Truth be told, little maintenance has been done on the main structures for the last 15 years. In short, the place is showing its age. One of the reasons for this is the farmstead's isolation. The original farm lane was washed out long ago. When EcoVillage was developed around 15 years ago, access to the farmstead was not included among its network of roads. For that rea...
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New Lesson Plan on the Revolutionary War – Order and Discipline: Washington’s Great Challenge

In June I attended the Society of the Cincinnati's Master Teacher seminar. Part of our work involved writing a lesson plan addressing some of element of the Revolutionary War. Below is a draft. Take a look and give me your feedback. Lesson Plan - Order and Discipline: Washington’s Great Challenge Objectives and sequence Excerpt from George Washington: A Biography about his impact on the Revolutionary War along with notes Venn diagram for videos Video clip - George Washington at Valley Forg...
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