We have made progress since announcing that we had received a grant from the ABPP (American Battlefield Protection Program) in 2014 with the goal of become one of only 2500 sites nationally that bear the destination of National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. Please check our site regularly as we will keep this page updated on our latest status.
Update 2 – May 2015
We have completed and sent to the National Park Service our Letter of Inquiry notifying them of all of criteria we believe would make the Paoli Battlefield a National Historic Landmark. We now await an answer from the National Park Service as to whether we can continue with our goal of becoming one of the few National Historic Landmarks in this country, or, if we don’t met their threshold, of updating our data on our National List of Historic Places registry. We expect to hear back from them sometime this summer.
We also held our first public meeting about National Historic Landmark status at Malvern Borough building on Wednesday, April 28th, 2015. and answered a lot of questions from the public. We were very encouraged by the show of support from the public of our efforts so far and of the overall process from our distinguished project team. (see photo)
We are now doing some additional research so we can get the ball rolling once we get an answer back from the National Park Service. As always, we need volunteers like you to help our organization, The Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund. Please click on the Volunteer button on the right hand side of the screen to volunteer your time to help us.
Please remember that we still need your help to fund supporting activities that will make are nomination more successful to the Interior Department.
Donations and Sponsorships for Matching Funds ARE NEEDED!
Help us in this once in a lifetime opportunity!!
We are a registered 501C(3) and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. To make a donation, click on the link on the top right part of the screen under Please Donate.
PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit are being set up to develop extra-curriculum programs in K-12 schools to participate in living history, field visits and participation in preservation and research activities related to the Battle of Paoli, the Revolutionary War, Veterans and our national heritage.
Businesses are encouraged to contact PBPF – Contributions to this program can be used as tax credits rather than just charitable donations.