Grant site visits are one of the high points of our work in preservation. It's great to visit with local preservationists and hear about their successes (and yes, their struggles, too) and to discuss the future of our prairie places.
On a trip through western North Dakota a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to stop in at Trinity Heupel Lutheran Church near New Leipzig, ND. Luella Baesler has deep family connections to this church and has been active in its preservation for several years. She was instrumental in successfully placing the church on the National Register of Historic Places and has written several successful grant applications to assist with restoration, including an $1100 grant from PND in 2010 to assist with interior repairs and painting.
Here's a few photos from my trip to New Leipzig. Congrats on a job well done!
|Luella & Kelsey in front of the church.|
|Interior of Trinity Heupel Lutheran Church.|
|Luella showing repairs completed in the narthex.|