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One Step Closer to a Manhattan Project National Historical Park

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By David Graves, Northwest Program Manager Advocates have been waiting more than a decade to create a national park that would preserve historic sites and artifacts involved in the development of nuclear energy and the making of the atomic bomb. Now, we could be remarkably close to seeing these once super-secret details and places in American history open and interpreted [...]

Posted on: August 1 2013
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Standing with the Emotion of History

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By Jim Stratton, Director of NPCA’s Alaska Regional Office War is hell, but we keep visiting hell on a regular basis. There has been a regular string of wars throughout my lifetime, from Vietnam to the Gulf Wars to Afghanistan, yet a recent trip to Hawaii moved me more than I could have imagined over a conflict that ended just a decade [...]

Posted on: July 16 2013
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Exploring Our National Heritage: Visit the Blackstone River Valley This Summer

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By Malcolm Fouhy, Policy Intern Never heard of national heritage areas? You’re not alone. These 49 diverse natural and cultural sites across the country are the underappreciated jewels of national park preservation efforts. From the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area helping to interpret the Civil War in the Mid-Atlantic to the Kenai Mountains National Heritage Area preserving breathtaking [...]

Posted on: July 11 2013
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Sharing the “Real” Civil War: Interpreting Gettysburg 150 Years Later

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By Alan Spears, Legislative Representative Several years ago, Gettysburg National Military Park interpretive ranger and historian D. Scott Hartwig shared the following story. He was near the old Zeigler’s Grove visitors center when an English couple, spotting his Park Service uniform, stopped to ask a question. They had toured the battlefield, visited nearly every monument and statue, and seen the [...]

Posted on: July 3 2013
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Connecting Students with Nature and History in Baltimore: How Crowdfunding Can Help

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By Laura Bankey, Director of Conservation at the National Aquarium Fort McHenry is a source of fierce pride for the residents of Baltimore. It is here that our citizens stopped the British Navy from attacking the city during the Battle of Baltimore in September of 1814. The flag that flew over the fort the morning after the battle not only [...]

Posted on: April 24 2013
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