Reserves and Open Air

Museum reserves, sometimes called museum preserves, are whole territories that have been deemed historically important. Often, these are former aristocratic estates but can also be battlefields or fall into other categories. The museum reserve will often house architectural elements, outdoor and indoor displays, and other infrastructure. Much like a nature reserve, there are legal restrictions on the development and the use of the land devoted to the preserve.

Fort Ross State Historic Park, California

Fort Ross State Historic Park is a Russian imperial-era settlement located in what is now Sonoma County, California, about two hours north of San Francisco. It is one of the most striking examples of Russia’s history in North America, particularly in the territories now within the United States. A bold attempt at establishing a greater […]

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