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Thank you!!

Thank you!!

Special thanks to the nine volunteers who came out for the August 2022 Work Day! Three items were accomplished, including painting half the buggy garage and the barn doors. Wow!!! What a difference a coat of paint makes!!!!!

Summer 2022 Newsletter

Summer 2022 Newsletter

What is today known as the Shafer Farm was part of a 298-acre parcel of land known as “The Forest of Needwood” in the late 18th century…

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...

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