By Mitchell Bryan, Historic Site Educator
As a society, we are drawn to the ancient, the historic, and the antique. Places and objects from long ago help us connect with and understand our past, but they also shape the present and inform our future. Although new construction constantly changes the face of our country, people are still driven to preserve history rather than abandon or destroy it. In the United States, historic preservation is conducted at the grassroots level. As a response to urban renewal and the destruction of historic buildings and sites nationwide, people now make the conscious decision every day to preserve places that are important to them, their families, and the broader communities in which they live. They are aided by laws and programs that ensure historic places are maintained for future generations. This is known as the Historic Preservation Movement.
The History Program's latest social media post in the "Queen's Chapel: Women's History Month" series, featuring notable women throughout the church's 334-year history, was posted on March 25. This post features the story of Dorothea Foote Merriman, who helped transform King's Chapel's membership and pew ownership system 100 years ago.
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King's Chapel History Program
Dive deeper into King's Chapel's 337 year history on the History Program blog.