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RFP: Preservation Maryland Seeks Consultant for Branding Project at South Mountain Battlefield

Posted 07/03/2020

Preservation Maryland is seeking Proposals from a consulting firm with demonstrated expertise in the development of graphic design, branding, design guidelines and branding implementation plans for large landscapes, preferably with experience in historic and battlefield sites. The branding project will focus on The Battlefield at South Mountain which was fought on September 14, 1862 as part of the Maryland Campaign of the Civil War. The opposing armies were led by Confederate General Robert E. Lee who commanded the Army of Northern Virginia and Major General George B. McClellan who commanded the Union Army of the Potomac. Three pitched battles were fought principally for possession of three South Mountain passes: Crampton’s, Turner’s, and Fox’s Gap. Because the three battles along the gaps in South Mountain are geographically disparate and the events at Antietam were more decisive than the events at South Mountain, modern battlefield preservation efforts tended to focus on Antietam. As a result the preservation of the South Mountain Battlefield has been fragmented between federal, state, and local governments. This has resulted in a similarly patchy approach to battlefield interpretation. Proposals submitted against this Request for Proposals must be received by 11:59 PM E.S.T., on August 10, 2020. Proposals that arrive after this date and time will not be considered. Notification of final selection and award of the project will occur by email on or about September 10, 2020.