Fort Daniel event is in the news

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On Saturday, May 22, 2010, Fort Daniel hosted the Fort Daniel Faire and Public Archaeology Event, 11alive reports online. Reporter Jennifer Leslie writes about this historical site that sits on private property:

The event was designed to generate more support for the site.

Members of The Fort Daniel Foundation fear the property could be sold and developed.

“I’m very passionate about making sure our history remains,” said Shannon Coffey, historian and curator for The Fort Daniel Foundation. “It gives you a sense of place. You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.”

The Foundation wants to find the money needed to buy and preserve the site. The nonprofit also hopes to build a park, museum and archaeological lab.

“This is valuable,” Coffey said. “I hope we can make it happen.”

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation named Fort Daniel to its 2009 Places In Peril list in recognition of the importance of this military site.

Click here to go to more stories on this website about Fort Daniel.

Click here to go to the Fort Daniel Foundation website, and learn how you can help preserve this special place.

Click here to go to Jennifer Leslie’s story on the 11alive website.

Photo from 11alive website.