Kara Pleasants Awarded Curatorship of Historic Property in Susquehanna State Park

September 2, 2016

Alumna and PWP lecturer Kara Pleasants and her husband were awarded the curatorship of a historic property in Susquehanna State Park last fall. This summer, the couple began the restoration project.

According to The Washington Post, the project is an "effort to return the 3,000-square-foot farmhouse, perched on 11 hilly acres of woods and fallow cornfields in Susquehanna State Park, to a historically appropriate iteration of its former self."

Kara and her husband David are renovating the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house, as well as the property's seven outbuildings in exchange for an indefinite, rent-free stay in the home. The project is a result of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Resident Curatorship Program, which pairs publicly owned historical properties with people that wish to restore them.

Kara credits her experience teaching professional writing, (including proposal writing!) as a key factor in being chosen for this project.

Read more about the project and view photos here.