On the 155th anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain, Preservation Maryland is pleased to announce ambitious plans to support and enhance the Maryland Park Service’s efforts at the historic hillside battlefield.
On Saturday, May 20, the Burkittsville Preservation Association invites you to explore Burkittsville, Maryland, an historic, virtually unchanged example of an American village of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The walking tour will include 10 stops including the Civil War-era, Shafer Farm – a current Preservation Maryland Six-to-Fix project.
Preservation Maryland Preservation Associate, Michelle Eshelman, transformed on-site measurements at Shafer Farm into a SketchUp model that can be used to show floor plans, sections, and really illustrates the Civil War-era structure’s unique stairwell configuration.
At the Shafer Farm in historic Burkittsville, Maryland, Preservation Maryland partnered with the Durable Slate Company to help patch the historic roof and keep the water out as the fundraising begins to pay for a total rehabilitation.