From National Parks

Curatorial Building Gets New Roof

Over the weekend, the curatorial building at Fort Frederica National Monument got a new roof.  It really needed a new roof.  The old, shingle roof had spots that were leaking, and it was covered with moss. So, early Saturday morning, a roofing crew came and started working on the roof of the curatorial building.  I …

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Tent for our Three-Ring Circus

One of the projects we did here at Fort Frederica National Monument was put up a big tent.  We sometimes say it is like a three-ring circus around here, so a tent seemed appropriate.  The tent is intended to protect the archaeological dig that begins in May and will last through the summer.  Our boss, …

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Fort Frederica National Monument Closed

Last week, when Gov. Kemp finally issued a stay-at-home order for Georgia, Fort Frederica National Monument closed.  We had been trying to keep the park open, but people weren’t doing a good job of social distancing.  The Visitors Center closed two weeks ago, the restrooms closed last week, and this week everything is closed.  Although …

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Scanning Pictures for a Curatorial Project

During our time of isolation at Fort Frederica National Monument, I have been scanning pictures for a curatorial project.  A year ago, the Margaret Davis Cate collection was returned to Fort Frederica.  The University of Georgia had been keeping it ever since Hurricane Irma in 2017. Margaret Davis Cate was a historian and story-teller on …

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