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Shepherd history students visit Fort Ritchie

ISSUED: 20 April 2022
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Costa

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WVThroughout this semester, Dr. Jim Broomall’s Battlefield Preservation class has been visiting historic sites operated by various groups such as National Park Service and Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission.

Students and professor from history class standing in front of stone building at Fort Ritchie.

The class visited the historic Fort Ritchie Army base in Cascade, Maryland, where a private organization is spearheading a rehabilitation effort. Broomall said it is a particularly interesting place for the students to visit given the commercial dimension—the redevelopment will be revenue generating. The students talked with Landon Grove, museum director and curator at Ritchie Revival, about the site’s history, future plans for museum and archival space, and continued student-based opportunities with Shepherd.

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