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Village One School in Sheffield

     By Greg Harrison, President of the Village School Foundation In 1917 the United States began building a massive modern army of two million men in order to aid our allies on the Western front of the Great War. One aspect of this monumental task was creating an ammonium nitrate industry from scratch. Ammonium nitrate is a key ingredient for …

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Economics of Preservation 101: Tax Incentives

By Stephen McNair, PhD The intersection between historic preservation and economic revitalization often form a natural relationship within the context of urban centers and main street communities. Programs intended to preserve and protect the historic fabric of a structure or downtown community often require a commercial component, which in turn creates temporary and permanent jobs, boosts an increase in the …

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Alabama African American Civil Rights Heritage Sites Consortium, Inc.

PRESERVING “THE CRADLE OF THE MOVEMENT” “The work of the Consortium expands the popular narrative of the civil rights movement by preserving and promoting these sites and the stories of the people within a broader community context.  We aspire to equip a new generation with insight, information, and inspiration to transform the places where they live.”    – Priscilla Hancock …

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A Message from Our Past President

As some of you know, the Trust is experiencing a season of renewed energy as an organization, and this blog is an exciting piece of that effort. Through it we look forward to rich conversations around a wide range of topics. We can start by attempting to get our heads around the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The job losses …

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Welcome to The Connection

Welcome to The Connection, a blog of the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation. We’re connecting people and preservation to save historic places, and we believe this virtual space is central to that mission. By sharing stories, lending support, and highlighting resources around our great state and beyond, we’ll discover new tools and techniques for saving the places that matter most to …