One of the strange ways #historicpreservation and memory work is that places of suffering, such as battlefields and associated sites like Valley Forge National Historical Park, can become so much for so many people: places of mourning and remembrance, of peace and enjoyment, and of possibility to revisit the conflicts of the past toward greater understanding and healing.
We hope historic places help you find the peace you need this season, and every season. And if you want to foster memory work, public access, and relevance at a site of armed conflict, we hope you'll consider applying for a Battlefield Preservation Planning Grant to help: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329813
Gather round the fire!
Don't have a fireplace at home? Don't worry! Warm up your holidays with a crackling fire in a hearth of one of the soldier huts at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Many people find peace in remarkable places. As winter settles in and many of us dream about hibernating, explore how parks can be places of healing, inspiration, and peace at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/find-peace-in-parks.htm
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