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About Travis

Travis has well over a decade of experience in the fields of historic preservation, archaeology, and museum education, with a focus on Colonial America and the Atlantic World. He holds a B.A. in history from St. Mary's College of Maryland and an M.A. in Public History from American University. He currently serves as the Public Programs Coordinator for the Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area. Prior to joining VPHA he worked at Historic St. Mary’s City, Mount Vernon, and Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, as well as number of private preservation and archaeology firms. In his spare time he is active in Revolutionary War living history at sites all over the east coast.

“You shall be carried to the gaol of Fredericktown” (Part 2)

The first post in this series looked at the various prisons established in Frederick, Maryland to hold British, German, and Loyalist prisoners. We’ll wrap this up by examining a notorious trial that took place in 1781. Perhaps the most well-known … Continue reading

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“You shall be carried to the gaol of Fredericktown” (Part 1)

In the western Maryland city of Frederick there is an innocuous looking brick building that stands in the historic downtown. The non-descript 20th century structure, near the corner of Market and 2nd Streets, is easily overlooked in a city full … Continue reading

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