The recently launched crowdfunding campaign to acquire and preserve Arbuckle’s Fort in West Virginia is gaining momentum and the attention of the local media. | Updated 10/7/2020
West Virginia | The Archaeological Conservancy, the West Virginia Land Trust, and the Greenbrier Historical Society launched a crowdfunding campaign at the end of June for the acquisition of the Arbuckle’s Fort archaeological site located in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The goal of this project is to establish the Revolutionary War era fort as a preserve where the site can be adequately maintained and the public can learn about the heritage and history of the settlement.
As of October 7, 2020, the crowdfunding campaign has raised $11,737 of the $60K goal, and the project has gained the attention of the local media. Below are links to article, videos, and radio interviews about the campaign and the project.
There is still plenty of time to make your contribution to the #HoldTheFort campaign. Your donation brings us that much closer to preserving this important piece of history for future generations to enjoy.
UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENT
Please join us for a special VIRTUAL lecture event celebrating The Archaeology Conservancy’s 40th Anniversary on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 5pm MDT.
Join us for our next Virtual Lecture on Webex, where Dr. Kim A. McBride and Dr. W. Stephen McBride will present “#HoldTheFort: Archaeology and Preservation of an Eighteenth-Century Frontier Fort in West Virginia”.
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ARBUCKLE’S FORT IN THE MEDIA
The Archaeological Conservancy: Original Press Release
The Register Herald: Nonprofits join forces to preserve pioneer history – Added 8/10
Charleston Gazette-Mail: Effort underway to preserve Revolutionary War-era fort site in Greenbrier County
THE CROWDFUNDING PARTNERSHIP
About The Archaeological Conservancy
The Archaeological Conservancy, established in 1980, is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring and preserving the best of our nation’s remaining archaeological sites. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Conservancy also operates regional offices in Mississippi, Maryland, Wisconsin, and Nevada. The Conservancy has preserved over 550 sites across the nation. More information can be found at www.archaeologicalconservancy.org.
About the West Virginia Land Trust
The West Virginia Land Trust is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to protecting special places, focusing on projects that protect scenic areas, historic sites, outdoor recreation access and drinking water supplies by protecting land that borders rivers and streams. Since 1994, the organization has protected more than 10,000 acres of land statewide. More information can be found at www.wvlandtrust.org.
About the Greenbrier Historical Society
Founded in 1963, the Greenbrier Historical Society is dedicated to community enrichment through education and preservation of the history and culture of the Greenbrier Valley. A regional organization, we serve the West Virginia counties of Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers, and Pocahontas. We own and manage three properties, the North House (our offices and headquarters), the Barracks, and the Blue Sulphur Springs Pavilion. The mission of the Greenbrier Historical Society is to share the diverse history and culture of the Greenbrier Valley. More information can be found at https://www.greenbrierhistorical.org.
Please consider donating to this conservation effort at https://give.archaeologicalconservancy.org/holdthefort, to support the protection of this extraordinary site. Each $30 donation will give you a 1-year membership to The Archaeological Conservancy.