There's a thread going on another board that is pointing out a very real need and a very real threat to the Historic integrity of Governors island.
The Island's military history spans from the birth of our nation to not so long ago. It was the home of the army's field music school for decades during the 19th century . It housed ACW prisoners. It was a training camp for many a boy in blue as well as stop for many more on their journey south to join in the struggle. It continued to be a any army base for many years after the war and ended its military career as a home for the coast guard. It now belongs to NPS and their effort to maintain its historic integrity is being challenge by a group that would bring the pressure of society' s social elite, forsake history and destory a so called "decaying military fort" for the sake of what will amount to an almost inaccessible theater in a city already overflowing with theaters
here's a link to the thread, we can helpp by going to NPS and showing them that we as historians support their effort to maintain the historical integrity of Governors Island Historic Monument
thanks for your help
New York, NY