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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Lunar-Like Landscapes and Inspiring History Await at Arabia Mountain

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By Mera Cardenas, Executive Director of the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance Creating the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) took some time—about 400 million years, give or take. Nature, history, and culture converge in this remarkable part of Georgia to create a landscape found nowhere else. The AMNHA features geological oddities known as monadnocks, a small historic town built [...]

Posted on: February 27 2014
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Commemorate Black History Month in 5 Unexpected Places

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National park rangers and staff are some of the nation’s best storytellers, charged with protecting the most momentous places in America’s history. Our park system preserves the legacy of visionaries like Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, and Booker T. Washington, as well as landmark sites in the struggle for equality like the Brown v. Board of Education and Little [...]

Posted on: February 4 2014
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One Step Closer to Chicago’s First National Park

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By Lynn McClure, Director of NPCA’s Midwest Regional Office Today, just days after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, Congress is one step closer to preserving a Chicago site rich with Civil Rights and labor rights history by introducing legislation that would name the historic Pullman neighborhood as the city’s first national park. The Pullman Company was home to [...]

Posted on: January 24 2014
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Saving a Piece of History at Harpers Ferry: Partners Protect Four Threatened Acres

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By Joy M. Oakes, Senior Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Office Today, NPCA and our partners announced an exciting milestone at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. We helped purchase four acres of private land significant to the park’s Civil War and civil rights history so that these parcels can be incorporated into the national park and preserved forever. Protecting [...]

Posted on: December 16 2013
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Journey Through Hallowed Ground Commemorates Our National History

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By Shuan Butcher, Director of Communications, Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area is a 180-mile long, 75-mile wide swath of land stretching from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. This unparalleled historic, cultural, and natural landscape includes: Nine presidential homes 30 historic Main Street communities 13 national park units Two [...]

Posted on: November 19 2013
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