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Historic Preservation goes on year round, in this case at one of the most import…

Historic Preservation goes on year round, in this case at one of the most important African American burial grounds in the US. Many thanks to the National Trust for Historic Preservation @savingplaces for coming out in the cold to see our progress conserving headstones at God’s Little Acre in Newport https://www.newportmansions.org/advocacy/gods-little-acre and for the funding that makes this work possible. Lisa Cornell (wearing the white jacket), an independent contractor on the project, shows the work in progress. On hand from the Preservation Society and Newport Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission, Leigh Schoberth is in the maroon. Others pictured include Rob Beebe in the yellow, Lew Keen in green and Will Cornell in blue. This project was funded by a grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
#tellthefullhistory #godslittleacre #newportri #psnc





Source: Preservation Society of Newport County

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