All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cultural preservation’

President Obama Preserves Three Important Sites in America’s History, Honors Civil War Hero Harriet Tubman


By Alan Spears, Legislative Representative Today the country celebrates an important milestone in preserving its history. After years of advocacy and study, President Obama has finally named three new national monuments as part of the National Park System, including a new national park site on Maryland’s Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman. This new national monument encompasses several sites in Dorchester [...]

Posted on: March 25 2013
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Budget Cuts Hit Home—Harry Truman’s Home


By Jeff Billington, Senior Media Relations Manager Somewhere in the visitor center of the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Independence, Missouri, I worry that the park rangers pass around my photograph, my name, and a note saying: “Warning! He asks too many questions.” Well, probably not, but I deserve it, as historic sites have a way of unleashing [...]

Posted on: March 21 2013
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Today’s Cuts Mean Wide-Ranging Impacts for Parks—and People—around the Country


By Tom Kiernan, President of NPCA By now, I’m sure you know just how serious the situation is for our national parks due to the sequester cuts which will go into effect later today. It’s alarming that this very avoidable threat is about to become a reality. From Yellowstone to Cape Cod, the Grand Canyon and Great Smoky Mountains, our national heritage [...]

Posted on: March 1 2013
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Three New Opportunities to Share Black History in Our National Parks: Join NPCA’s Google Hangout


By Brittany Ireland, Media Relations Intern Black history and the African-American narrative comprise an essential chapter in our country’s shared heritage and culture. Nearly 30 of our country’s 398 national park sites directly honor prominent African Americans and share their stories. During Black History Month, NPCA is hopeful about new opportunities—including the three listed below—for Congress to advance the National Park Service’s [...]

Posted on: February 26 2013
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The Legacy of Fred Korematsu


In 1942, a 23-year-old welder from Oakland, California, refused to be incarcerated in a government camp because of his ethnicity. Fred Korematsu, the American-born son of Japanese immigrants, defied a presidential mandate during wartime and took a stand against racism—a fight that lasted for decades and earned him a legacy as a civil rights pioneer. Korematsu’s story is not widely [...]

Posted on: January 30 2013
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