This section will provide you with an understanding of how to conduct the research necessary to write the NHL nomination.
Page 1: Workshop 4 Overview
Page 2: How should I begin the historical and/or archeological research on my property?
Page 3: How does your property fit into a broad national story?
Page 4: How do I place my property within the national historic context?
Page 5: How do I compare my property to similar properties?
Page 6: What type of information do I need to research my property's architectural significance?
Page 7: What type of information do I need to research my property's archeological significance?
Page 8: Checklist -- Before you go any further
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Rokeby, VT: Rokeby, a farmstead owned by the Robinson family, is significant for its role in the Underground Railroad. Of all the known Underground Railroad sites, Rokeby is unrivalled in its historical integrity, in its collection of documents attesting to the actions of the Robinsons, and in the poignancy of the stories it tells.