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Thematic Framework

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History and Prehistory in the
National Park System and the
National Historic Landmarks Program

Thematic Representation: National Historic Landmarks
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III. Thematic Representation:
National Historic Landmarks

XXXIII. Historic Preservation

A. Formative Years, 1796-1858: The Destruction of Green Springs to the Saving of Mount Vernon and the Hasbrouck House, Patriotism and Preservation

     American Antiquarian Society, MA
     Washington's Headquarters, NY

B. Regional Efforts: The South, 1860-1900

1. The South Leeks to Government for Help

2. The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities

C. Regional Efforts: Mid-Atlantic StIes, 1860-1900

1. Memorials to the Revolution
     Constitution Hall, DC

2. American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society - - A Pattern for Private Action

D. Regional Efforts: New England, 1860-1900

1. Regionalism and Preservation

2. Private Historical Societies

3. Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

E. Era of Battlefield Preservation, 1862-1917

F. Monticello: The Emergence of Architectural Interest in Preservation, 1900-1926 -- Antiquaries, Architects, and Museums

     Monticello, VA

G. Emergence of the Automobile and thus Restoration of Williamsburg, 1919 - 1926

     Edison Institute (Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum), MI
     Williamsburg Historic District, VA

H. The Federal Government Enters the Movement, 1884-1949

1. Battlefield Preservation

2. Archeological Preservation

3. The National Park Service and the New Deal

4. The National Trust

5. Growth in Professionalism and Technology

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