Preserving Spooky Places

Some spooktacular service is taking place this fall season and the SCA Massachusetts (MA) Historic Preservation Corps has the inside scoop!

Prioritizing Preservation

Preservation is a key part of conservation and ensures that places with historic and cultural significance are protected for future generations. Through progams like the MA Historic Preservation Corps, SCA provides opportunities for young people to gain hands-on experience and training in trades that include carpentry, window restoration, historic trail-side structure restoration, masonry, landscaping, painting, and more.

Haunted History

Some of these locations also have a haunted history and are known to be frequented by spirits and unexplainable occurences. Just in time for Halloween, the Corps is completing window restoration, building doors, and painting faux windows on Georges Island - a spot said to be inhabited by some frightful spirits. Right outside of downtown Boston, Georges Island is home to Fort Warren, a Civil War-era National Historic Landmark that is allegedly haunted by a ghost called “The Lady in Black.”

If you dare to hear this eerie tale and learn more about the scary service SCA’s MA Historic Preservation Corps is doing, join us on Friday, October 29th for the spookiest Fifth Fridays webinar yet!


For more information on opportunities to serve with the MA Historic Preservation Corps, visit the SCA MA Historic Preservation Corps webpage.