Joan M. Zenzen, Ph.D.
Independent Historian


Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania Nat'l Hist Park

Current Projects

History of Preservation Struggles at National Battlefield Parks, focusing upon No Casino Gettysburg, the WalMart at Wilderness Battlefield, and other similar preservation fights.  Zenzen has begun conducting oral history interviews and preliminary research in primary sources.  This history will serve preservation activists by generating ideas of how best to find collaborative, pro-active ways to address development threats to maintain preservation goals.  The history will also serve as an analytical account of how different groups have succeeded, or failed, in their attempts to save battlefield lands.


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Contact Information: Joan M. Zenzen, Rockville, Maryland  301-610-7706