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. 

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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...

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