Throwback to the Lady in Black

Two young SCA members with blue shirts on holding pitchforks in barn area

Haunted History

Some historic sites have a haunted history and are known to be frequented by spirits and unexplainable occurences. Just in time for Halloween, the MA Historic Preservation Corps has completed window restoration, built doors, and painted 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 has completed, watch the video below!

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.

SCA members in yellow helmets working in brick building

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

SCA member cementing rocks