American Battlefield Protection Program, NPS

American Battlefield Protection Program, NPS Official FB page of the National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program, dedicated to preserving sites of armed conflict in American history.
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ABPP administers 4 grant programs to aid in the preservation of battlefields + associated sites. The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields and associated sites on American soil. ABPP focuses primarily on land use, cultural resource and site management planning, and public education.

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Thru history, brave individuals answered the call to protect American ideals. This weekend, we honor those who lost thei...
05/29/2021
Secretary Haaland's Memorial Day Message

Thru history, brave individuals answered the call to protect American ideals. This weekend, we honor those who lost their lives and strive to tell their stories. Some of you knew them personally and can tell it best. Who are you remembering? #MemorialDay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chm9OZsKTk4

Each Memorial Day, we remember and honor the service members who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country. Please take a moment to reflect on those...

Who are you remembering this #MemorialDay?
05/27/2021

Who are you remembering this #MemorialDay?

Honor the true meaning of Memorial Day this year by participating in acts of commemoration:
• Share the names and photographs of your loved ones who served
• Reflect at your local war memorial
• Attend or watch a Memorial Day ceremony
• Wear a poppy pin in remembrance
• Send a note through Operation Gratitude: http://ow.ly/nVmc30qFuiQ

What other ways will you commemorate Memorial Day this year?

Hey those of you near Alabama! What are your plans this weekend?Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is commemorating ...
05/27/2021

Hey those of you near Alabama! What are your plans this weekend?

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is commemorating #MemorialDay in honor of fallen Tuskegee Airmen.

We'll continue our round-up of NPS Memorial Day events throughout the day. Lots of great programs happening across the country. Please remember to #RecreateResponsibly and #PlanLikeAParkRanger before you go!

Memorial Day Bike Ride
Honoring the Fallen Tuskegee Airmen
Date: Monday, May 31, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (CDT)

Bring your bike and join us as we ride from historic Moton Field to Tuskegee Lake and back (approx. 8 miles).

• We will meet between Hangars 1 & 2 at 3:00PM CDT
• A short Ranger presentation detailing the importance of Memorial Day will kick of the ride and a flag lowering ceremony will end the ride (Approx. 4:30PM CDT)
• Be sure to bring water and wear sunscreen!

For more information contact: Park Ranger Chad Hoing, Tuskegee Airmen NHS at [email protected] or (334) 421-0350.

Image description- Image is of flyer with ride details transcribed in post text. A historic photo of multiple Tuskegee Airmen in front of aircraft.

Throughout the day, we'll share ways you can commemorate #MemorialDay and honor military personnel who have died across ...
05/27/2021

Throughout the day, we'll share ways you can commemorate #MemorialDay and honor military personnel who have died across the country, at various National Park Service Sites.

Please remember to #RecreateResponsibly and #PlanLikeAParkRanger before you go!

Get your Historic Preservation #JuniorRanger Activity Book! Send it to a budding archeologists, architect, history enthu...
05/19/2021

Get your Historic Preservation #JuniorRanger Activity Book! Send it to a budding archeologists, architect, history enthusiast in your life #HistoricPreservationMonth

May is #HistoricPreservationMonth!

It's never too early to teach children about historic preservation!

To help celebrate and honor the 2016 Centennial of the National Park Service (NPS) and the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), a "Historic Preservation National Park Service Junior Rangers Activity Book" was created to educate the next generation of historic preservation stewards.

The book aims to teach basic concepts in historic preservation and introduce NPS historic preservation programs to youth. (HABS is mentioned on page 13!)

DOWNLOAD your FREE copy of the "Historic Preservation Junior Ranger Activity Book", fun for children 7 and up, at
https://www.nps.gov/articles/upload/NHPAJrRangerBook-2.pdf (6.9 MB .PDF file)

#Preservation #HistoricPreservation #SavingPlaces #HABSnps #ChildrensBooks #FunForKds #NationalParks #ThisPlaceMatters #HeritageDocumentation #PreservationMonth #PreservationEducation #NationalParks #BooksForKids

This May, we’d like to celebrate a past grant recipient whose project spanned both Asian American Pacific Islander herit...
05/18/2021

This May, we’d like to celebrate a past grant recipient whose project spanned both Asian American Pacific Islander heritage and historic preservation. The University of Hawaii at Manoa received a 2017 Battlefield Preservation Planning Grant from ABPP to research the landscape of the 1795 Battle of Nu’uanu in O’ahu. This site is one of Hawai’i’s most well-known battlefields, and it represents Hawai’i’s indigenous heritage long before it became part of “American soil.”

Thanks to this grant funding, in 2018, students at the University of Hawai’i were able to come together in an intensive historic preservation field school. The cohort developed archival research and GIS skills while mapping the battlefield for potential on-site commemorative installations. Additionally, the university was able to hire a graduate assistant, who contributed to researching the rich historical landscape, as well as a GIS expert. To learn more about historic preservation work at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, check out their website: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/amst/historic-preservation/

#AAPIHeritageMonth #HistoricPreservationMonth

This May, we’d like to celebrate a past grant recipient whose project spanned both Asian American Pacific Islander heritage and historic preservation. The University of Hawaii at Manoa received a 2017 Battlefield Preservation Planning Grant from ABPP to research the landscape of the 1795 Battle of Nu’uanu in O’ahu. This site is one of Hawai’i’s most well-known battlefields, and it represents Hawai’i’s indigenous heritage long before it became part of “American soil.”

Thanks to this grant funding, in 2018, students at the University of Hawai’i were able to come together in an intensive historic preservation field school. The cohort developed archival research and GIS skills while mapping the battlefield for potential on-site commemorative installations. Additionally, the university was able to hire a graduate assistant, who contributed to researching the rich historical landscape, as well as a GIS expert. To learn more about historic preservation work at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, check out their website: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/amst/historic-preservation/

#AAPIHeritageMonth #HistoricPreservationMonth

On #ArmedForcesDay, we honor the men and women of the Armed Forces, past and present, for their service. Thank you for y...
05/15/2021

On #ArmedForcesDay, we honor the men and women of the Armed Forces, past and present, for their service. Thank you for your commitment to something larger than yourself #MilitaryAppreciationMonth #veterans

Best of luck to our #DigitalHumanities intern, Jajwalya Karajgikar! Jaj took battlefield boundary data for 3 American wa...
05/14/2021

Best of luck to our #DigitalHumanities intern, Jajwalya Karajgikar! Jaj took battlefield boundary data for 3 American wars and created a map in ArcGIS for ABPP. In the future, we can use it to better serve grant applicants #preservationjob #historicpreservation #NCPE #internship

05/11/2021
Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants Application Webinar

NPS ABPP explains the current application process for Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants. This video provides technical how-to's for those navigating the recent changes in the grant application process. Topics include: Grants.gov and Grants Solutions; registration requirements for SAM.gov and ASAP.gov; a discussion of grant review criteria and necessary documentation for final applications.

To sign up for future webinars, head to https://go.nps.gov/ContactABPP
For an audio described version: https://go.nps.gov/ABPPWebinars

0:00 Introduction
3:24 Online Registrations
8:45 Application Basics
18:56 Standard Forms
22:08 Merit Review Criteria
24:59 Search for BLAGs on Grants.gov
25:14 Q+A

Links referenced in recording
BLAG listing on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=P21AS00227

Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report on the Nation's Civil War Battlefields https://go.nps.gov/1993CWReport

Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States https://go.nps.gov/2007RevWarWar1812Report

This video was recording during a live webinar with Q + A on May 4th, 2021.

Sharing this awesome grant opportunity from our friends with the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Due M...
05/06/2021

Sharing this awesome grant opportunity from our friends with the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Due May 14th! 👇

"This year, the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program is focusing its efforts to highlight ways in which the Underground Railroad was one part of a larger movement for social justice, which continues in the present. For this reason, preference will be given to projects that highlight the connections between Underground Railroad activism and struggles for access to education, suffrage, and/or public accommodations.

All applications are due by May 14, 2021."

The Network to Freedom Grant Application is now available! Follow the link to ASALH's website at the bottom of this post to download the grant application forms and instructions.

In collaboration with the ASALH: Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the Network to Freedom is offering competitive grants ranging between $1,000 and $10,000. This year, the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program is focusing its efforts to highlight ways in which the Underground Railroad was one part of a larger movement for social justice, which continues in the present. For this reason, preference will be given to projects that highlight the connections between Underground Railroad activism and struggles for access to education, suffrage, and/or public accommodations.

All applications are due by May 14, 2021.

We look forward to seeing your applications!

https://asalh.org/2021-national-underground-railroad-network-to-freedom-grants/

"In the 1960s, Chicano activists raised awareness of Cinco de Mayo in the U.S. They believed that the holiday exemplifie...
05/06/2021

"In the 1960s, Chicano activists raised awareness of Cinco de Mayo in the U.S. They believed that the holiday exemplifies the strength of Indigenous Mexicans over European invaders and the importance of commemorating the Chicano culture."

The celebration of Cinco de Mayo has roots in the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War on May 5, 1862. In the United States, this once battle-focused holiday has become a celebration of Mexican American culture. Check it out! 👇

Battlefield Interpretation Grant applications are due tonight at 11:59 PM EST! We know you're busy dotting your I's and ...
05/05/2021

Battlefield Interpretation Grant applications are due tonight at 11:59 PM EST! We know you're busy dotting your I's and crossing your T's. We wish you luck and look forward to seeing how your projects will reinvigorate battlefield interpretation! #ABPPNPS

Battlefield Interpretation Grant applications are due tonight at 11:59 PM EST! We know you're busy dotting your I's and crossing your T's. We wish you luck and look forward to seeing how your projects will reinvigorate battlefield interpretation! #ABPPNPS

👀 We see what you did there, National Mall. May the 4th be with you in all your historic preservation endeavors!
05/04/2021

👀 We see what you did there, National Mall. May the 4th be with you in all your historic preservation endeavors!

Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you. Truthfully, you usually can't see too many stars from the National Mall and if you're looking for spaceships, our friends over at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution have got you covered. But there are a lot of connections to make on the Mall with technology, discovery, courage, and redemption. And if you like stories about fighting a rebellion against an empire, check out the Washington Monument. General George Washington won the Revolutionary War and managed to keep both his hands. Take that, Luke Skywalker.

Photo by National Park Service.

Are you working on an application for one of our Battlefield Land Acquisition grants? Are you lost in BLAGS, SAM, NOFOs ...
05/03/2021

Are you working on an application for one of our Battlefield Land Acquisition grants? Are you lost in BLAGS, SAM, NOFOs and more? There's still time to join our webinar tomorrow at 2 PM EST and get tips from Grant Specialists! Register at https://go.nps.gov/ABPPWebinars

Are you working on an application for one of our Battlefield Land Acquisition grants? Are you lost in BLAGS, SAM, NOFOs and more? There's still time to join our webinar tomorrow at 2 PM EST and get tips from Grant Specialists! Register at https://go.nps.gov/ABPPWebinars

Good news! We've extended the deadline to apply for our Community Planner position. Get you application in by May 13th! ...
05/02/2021

Good news! We've extended the deadline to apply for our Community Planner position. Get you application in by May 13th! Help preserve battlefields and sites of armed conflict in American history by administering our grant programs. https://go.nps.gov/ABPPJobs

Good news! We've extended the deadline to apply for our Community Planner position. Get you application in by May 13th! Help preserve battlefields and sites of armed conflict in American history by administering our grant programs. https://go.nps.gov/ABPPJobs

When have you used art to cope with a stressful situation?As we near the conclusion of #NationalPoetryMonth, we'd like t...
04/28/2021

When have you used art to cope with a stressful situation?

As we near the conclusion of #NationalPoetryMonth, we'd like to highlight a War Poet of WWI. While not as well-known as the British War Poets like Sassoon, Owen, or Rosenberg, the American Lieutenant John Allan Wyeth wrote over fifty poems during his service in France during WWI . Whether he used them as a coping mechanism or simply a way to document his experience, the poems of Lt. Wyeth provide us the rare opportunity to understand a more elusive element of a soldier’s experience: how it felt. In his poem titled In a Dug-out Wyeth wrote:

“Sleep ripped apart in the shrilling blast of a shell jerking me back into life—Dawn, and a dead bleak silence split by a shrieking smash—one then, every minute! Men run along . . . My body swept throughout with a shattering spell of fear—the fear that makes your heart like lead, your gullet sicken, and the bowels creep.”

The contrast of this poetry is beautiful and tragic, all at the same time. It shows how the common soldier was able to create something new amid the destruction and hardships of war. This feels more tangible to us as Spring brings new growth and new life under another year of COVID-19.

To learn more about Lt. Wyeth and other WWI War Poets, check out http://bit.ly/WyethWarPoet
Discover War Poets

When have you used art to cope with a stressful situation?

As we near the conclusion of #NationalPoetryMonth, we'd like to highlight a War Poet of WWI. While not as well-known as the British War Poets like Sassoon, Owen, or Rosenberg, the American Lieutenant John Allan Wyeth wrote over fifty poems during his service in France during WWI . Whether he used them as a coping mechanism or simply a way to document his experience, the poems of Lt. Wyeth provide us the rare opportunity to understand a more elusive element of a soldier’s experience: how it felt. In his poem titled In a Dug-out Wyeth wrote:

“Sleep ripped apart in the shrilling blast of a shell jerking me back into life—Dawn, and a dead bleak silence split by a shrieking smash—one then, every minute! Men run along . . . My body swept throughout with a shattering spell of fear—the fear that makes your heart like lead, your gullet sicken, and the bowels creep.”

The contrast of this poetry is beautiful and tragic, all at the same time. It shows how the common soldier was able to create something new amid the destruction and hardships of war. This feels more tangible to us as Spring brings new growth and new life under another year of COVID-19.

To learn more about Lt. Wyeth and other WWI War Poets, check out http://bit.ly/WyethWarPoet
Discover War Poets

We're looking for a Community Planner to join our team! The job listing is open until May 6th OR until we receive 100 ap...
04/27/2021

We're looking for a Community Planner to join our team! The job listing is open until May 6th OR until we receive 100 applications, whichever comes first. Don't delay!

We're looking for a bold and dynamic teammate to assist with ABPP's work preserving battlefields and sites of armed conflict in American history. Is it you? Are you ready to lead the way into the future by helping to protect the past and its legacies? The position primarily supports program goals and activities associated with Land and Water Conservation Fund programs (including our Battlefield Land Acquisition, Battlefield Interpretation, and Battlefield Restoration grants).

You'll find the opportunity announcements here:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/599172300
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/599171800

We're looking for a Community Planner to join our team! The job listing is open until May 6th OR until we receive 100 applications, whichever comes first. Don't delay!

We're looking for a bold and dynamic teammate to assist with ABPP's work preserving battlefields and sites of armed conflict in American history. Is it you? Are you ready to lead the way into the future by helping to protect the past and its legacies? The position primarily supports program goals and activities associated with Land and Water Conservation Fund programs (including our Battlefield Land Acquisition, Battlefield Interpretation, and Battlefield Restoration grants).

You'll find the opportunity announcements here:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/599172300
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/599171800

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