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At a very nice 4th of July BBQ I happened to be asked if I knew about creating historic bike tours.  No, not tours on historic bikes (not sure that penny-farthing would be suitable for riding long distances…) but a tour around local history done on bike.  And I had no...

When it comes to preservation, be it a local restoration project, an advocacy campaign or a large-scale historic rehabilitation, partnerships are key. One person, organization or even constituency can’t do it alone, nor should they have to.   Preservation as an ethic,...

Every March for well over a decade, Preservation Massachusetts has joined other organizations, agencies and individuals in Washington DC for National Preservation Advocacy Week.  The reason for the trip, as you rightfully infer, is to meet with congressional delegation...

Looking up the bell tower, you may think you are standing outside some grand European cathedral. Maybe the grey skies call to mind England, Scotland or Ireland (I’ve never been but they’re on the bucket list).  Despite outward appearances, this landmark is not across t...

For me, trips to Vermont in January usually meant a car packed with equipment and supplies for a ski excursion.  I’ll admit it’s been a while since I have been to Vermont, but earlier this month I was lucky to find myself in Dummerston, just outside of Brattleboro.  I...

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