Stories

  • Antietam

    November 1, 2012

    150 years after Sharpsburg, Md., was the site of America's bloodiest battle, Civil War author and historian Nicholas Redding explains how its well-preserved farmsteads and rolling fields offer visitors an opportunity to view the terrain much as the Unio

  • Worth Its Salt

    November 1, 2012

    The packed bar and cozy interior belie this bistro's origins as a mortuary

  • National Treasures Restoration on High

    November 1, 2012

    One year after the unusual East Coast earthquake, Washington National Cathedral staff have completed stabilization of the structure and are ready to begin the long process of rebuilding

  • Homer's Aerie

    July 1, 2012

    The historic studio where Winslow Homer lived and worked is about to open to the public

  • The Part He Was Born to Play

    July 1, 2012

    Before he played characters such as Serge in Beverly Hills Cop or Balki on the '80s sitcom Perfect Strangers, actor Bronson Pinchot was honing a different kind of craft: historic restoration. As a child, Pinchot fixed up an old shed behind his 1920s hou

  • Encore Performance

    July 1, 2012

    Historic black theaters across the country embrace a second act

  • Sangre De Cristo

    July 1, 2012

    The history of three cultures set against pristine, unforgettable landscapes in Colorado's southernmost National Heritage Area

  • The Preservationist's New Superpowers

    July 1, 2012

    Technologies such as ground-penetrating radar, thermal imaging, laser mapping, photogrammetry, and geographic information systems are aiding efforts to save historic places

  • Gaining Steam

    July 1, 2012

    A Spokane Steam Plant's Transformation to Neighborhood Eatery

  • Newport

    July 1, 2012

    This Rhode Island town has more than just the mansions that made I famous

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