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PreserveCast Ep. 46: True Treats Candy and the Age-Old Sweet Tooth

PreserveCast Ep. 46: True Treats Candy and the Age-Old Sweet Tooth

November 20, 2017

It doesn't matter if it's your molar, your canine, or what, everybody has some kind of sweet tooth. Something that you may not be thinking about is how that sweet tooth has played a role in history. Susan Benjamin is the founder of True Treats Candy in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and author of the book Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America’s Favorite Pleasure. Susan has appeared on platforms from NPR to NBC, and she joined us on PreserveCast to share the rich history of candy in American culture, from pre-Colombian Native Americans to the working poor of the Industrial Revolution. Go ahead and spoil your dinner with this week’s PreserveCast.

Listen here: https://www.preservecast.org/2017/11/20/susan-benjamin-true-treats-candy-and-the-age-old-sweet-tooth/

 

Editor's note: Many thanks to the Storm Boyz Lenne Lenape Drum, whose music was used in the today's segment of "Preservation Explanation."

PreserveCast Ep. 37: Save Historic Antietam Foundation: How to Preserve a Battlefield

PreserveCast Ep. 37: Save Historic Antietam Foundation: How to Preserve a Battlefield

September 18, 2017

It's hard to talk about the history of the Civil War without touching on the Maryland Campaign, which came to an end with the Battle of Antietam. This battle was not only the single bloodiest day of the War, but also preicpated Abraham Lincoln's issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation. And as important as the battle was, it would be extremely challenging to pass the history of that day on to future generations without the preserved Antietam Battlefield in its proper context, which is the way it is today thanks to Dr. Tom Clemens and the other members of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. Learn more on this week's PreserveCast.

Listen here: https://www.preservecast.org/2017/09/18/dr-tom-clemens-save-historic-antietam-foundation-how-to-preserve-a-battlefield/

Producer's note: This episode is part of our focus series on the history of the Antietam Battlefield. 

PreserveCast Ep. 32: Live from the Old Line State Summit!

PreserveCast Ep. 32: Live from the Old Line State Summit!

August 14, 2017

On July 12th of this year, preservationists from across the state of Maryland convened at the U.S. Naval Academy to take part in the Old Line State Summit, Preservation Maryland's annual conference. Participants learned about all of the most current topics in the field, ranging from virtual and augmented reality, to the preservation of LGBTQ history, and podcasting! Join Nick and guests Diane Caslow, of the Preservation Maryland Board, Susan Giddings of the Friends of the Rising Sun Inn, and Catherine Rogers Arthur from the Maryland State Archives, along with the "studio audience" for a special recording of PreserveCast, Live from the Old Line State Summit!

Listen here: https://www.preservecast.org/2017/08/14/live-from-the-old-line-state-summit-conference/

PreserveCast Ep. 30: GIS and Technological Advances in Archaeology

PreserveCast Ep. 30: GIS and Technological Advances in Archaeology

July 31, 2017

There's more to modern archaeology than the old shovel and trowell. With the use of Geographic Information Systems, archaeologists can create maps of land surface down to extraordinarily specific levels, and predict sites for teams to go in and dig. Nick sat down with Stacy Poulos from Maryland's own Anne Arundel County to discuss the many advances in technology in archaeology including GIS, laser scanning, and the potential future developments like holographic displays of lost buildings! This is PreserveCast.

Listen here: https://www.preservecast.org/2017/07/31/stacy-poulous-gis-and-technological-advances-in-archaeology/

PreserveCast Ep. 23: The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

PreserveCast Ep. 23: The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

June 12, 2017

Thinking of taking a trip and the beach just isn't cutting it? You might stop to think about heritage tourism. Liz Shatto is here with us this week to share her knowledge of heritage tourism, and more specifically, about her own little slice of it at the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. From educational school trips, to family vacations, and even gps treasure-hunting, there's a lot going on at this heritage area. Both geographically and spiritually at the heart of Civil War history, Liz's Heritage Area includes the Antietam Battlefield, and many other historic places. This is PreserveCast. 

Listen here: https://www.preservecast.org/2017/06/12/liz-shatto-the-heart-of-the-civil-war-heritage-area/

 

Producer's note: This episode is part of our focus series on the history of the Antietam Battlefield.

PreserveCast Ep. 20: A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist with Stephanie Sperling

PreserveCast Ep. 20: A Day in the Life of an Archaeologist with Stephanie Sperling

May 22, 2017

When you think of archaeology, you may not think of new artifacts being found all the time here in Maryland. But according to our guest, Director of Archaeology for Anne Arundel County Stephanie Sperling, there may be things worth digging up in your backyard! Stick around as we learn about a day in the life of a Maryland archaeologist. We're covering everything from Stephanie's favorite finds like a 10,000 year old Native American site and a forgotten 20th century baseball field, to the technology used in the field today and why an archaeologist won't go anywhere without her trowel. Get the dirt out of your ears for this episode of PerserveCast!

Listen here: https://www.preservecast.org/2017/05/22/stephanie-sperling-a-day-in-the-life-of-an-archaeologist/

PreserveCast Ep. 13: Architectural Documentation Best Practices with HABS/HAER

PreserveCast Ep. 13: Architectural Documentation Best Practices with HABS/HAER

April 3, 2017

Who do you look to when you need historic places, vehicles and more documented on a national level? Well, the National Parks are at your Service! This week Nick spoke to the head of the Historic American Building Survey, Catherine Lavoie, as well as a representative from the Historic American Engineering Record, Dana Lockett. Learn about how Catherine and Dana work to document everything from buildings to landscapes to a space shuttle on this episode of PreserveCast.

Listen here: https://www.preservecast.org/2017/04/03/dana-lockett-catherine-lavoie-architectural-documentation-best-practices-with-habs-haer/

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