Preservation Maryland has selected Hanbury Preservation Consulting to complete a preservation project at the Falling Waters Battlefield in Washington County, Maryland. The project is funded by the American Battlefield Protection Program and is now in the public participation phase.


The pursuit of Gen. Lee's rebel army after Gettysburg by Edwin Forbes. Library of Congress.

The pursuit of Gen. Lee’s rebel army after Gettysburg by Edwin Forbes. Library of Congress.

The project will assess local interest in protecting sites on private property and develop a detailed plan based on this input and findings. This will be accomplished through a series of public meetings, and consultation with landowners, and key stakeholders. Information from the meetings will inform the preparation of a strategic vision and plan for the protection of Falling Waters battlefield.

Hanbury Preservation Consulting will be conducting two virtual public meetings in November 2020 for this project with the purpose of introducing the project to the public and to get initial input from interested parties who may or may not be landowners or anticipated stakeholders. The virtual meeting format will include a brief introduction of the scope of work and the study area, and a facilitated discussion about preservation priorities and concerns.

Public Meeting A
Monday, November 16, 2020
12:00-2:00 PM EST

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Public Meeting B
Thursday, November 19, 2020
6:00-8:00 PM EST

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The final product will be a report on the consensus-building process, conclusions, recommendations, and protection strategies for the Battle of Falling Waters. It will include the collection of GIS mapping data for natural and cultural resources as well as protected lands. It will also include a detailed historic context about the battle itself.

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