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"Save America's Treasures" Program to Close at the End of This Month
"Save America's Treasures" to Close at the End of This Month For the past twelve years, Save America’s Treasures has been one of the country’s most important and effective historic preservation efforts, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars for restoration to nationally significant historic s...
Did Ancient Southwestern Peoples Trade Turquoise for Chocolate?
Like Turquoise for Chocolate? Talk about a sweet deal—prehistoric peoples of Mesoamerica may have traded chocolate for gems from the U.S. Southwest, a new study suggests. Traces of a chemical found in cacao—the main ingredient in chocolate—were found in several drinking vessels from variou...
Obama's Budget Once Again Calls for the Elimination of Federal Heritage Programs
Obama's Budget Once Again Calls for the Elimination of Federal Heritage Programs Yesterday, President Obama sent his 2012 budget proposal to Capitol Hill, delivering a painful blow to preservationists: Two federal grant programs, Save America's Treasures and Preserve America, were eliminated, sla...