The Burkittsville

Preservation Association

The Burkittsville Preservation Association, Inc. is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization developed for the preservation of the Town of Burkittsville and the surrounding agricultural area, its open spaces, history, culture, and architecture. It is dedicated to the preservation of the story of the town and the surrounding areas in which these events took place. 

News & Projects

Help save the Shafer Farm Barn

Help save the Shafer Farm Barn

A violent storm swept through Burkittsville on August 26, 2021 and caused the partial collapse of the barn. This created an emergency need to protect the barn from further collapse and repair the damage. The costs exceed our existing funding to save the barn. Your...

Antietam Institute Donation

Antietam Institute Donation

The Burkittsville Preservation Association, Inc. received a substantial donation from the Antietam Institute for the preservation of the Hamilton Willard Shafer Farm. The Shafer farm was used by Union General Wm. Franklin as his headquarters during the Battle of...

BPA Selected As 2022 Americana Corner Grant Recipient

BPA Selected As 2022 Americana Corner Grant Recipient

The Burkittsville Preservation Association Inc. is proud to announce that we’ve been selected as a 2022 @AmericanaCorner Grant Program recipient! The program was established to assist non-profit organizations like us in the telling of the incredible story of America...

Events

Volunteer Work Day

Volunteer opportunity for the Shafer Farm- your 2+ hours are greatly appreciated! Please bring work gloves! Workday opportunities for volunteers: Finish installing oak strips on corn crib.Remove remaining loose dirt […]

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Shafer Farm, 1606 Gapland Rd.
Jefferson, MD 21718 United States
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