heritage preservation: Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

Find Your Story

Simply put, National Heritage Areas tell America’s stories. From the great wars to border skirmishes, from slavery to civil rights, from industrial giants to agricultural lands — these stories shaped the course of the nation. National Heritage Areas are connecting communities to these stories every day. Here are some of the ways that we preserve, protect and promote this nation’s heritage and legacy.

A deeper dive into the stories that shape our collective heritage can be found at the National Heritage Areas Program’s Tumblr blog, courtesy the National Park Service.

A New Tour Through Colorado’s Heritage

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area, in collaboration with Colorado’s two other National Heritage Areas, has created a new tour highlighting Colorado’s rich culture and heritage. The Cache la Poudre River, South Park, and Sangre de Cristo National Heritage...

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A New Place-Based Curriculum for Valley-Area Teachers

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA), in partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder), has launched a place-based program to train local teachers on creating lessons and curriculum about local culture, history and heritage. On June...

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NYS Canal System Designated a National Historic Landmark

The NYS Canal System was recently designated a National Historic Landmark, placing New York’s operating canals among the premier historic sites in the United States. Congressman John Katko, representatives of the National Park Service, NYS Canal Corporation, and NYS...

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ANHA, NPS, & NPCA Tour Smithsonian NMAAHC

The Alliance of National Heritage Areas kicked off its 2017 Annual Meeting with a special group tour of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. The tour was organized by Dr. Rolando Herts (Mississippi Delta NHA), Brandi Roberts...

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Sangre de Cristo NHA Celebration a successful event

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) is thankful for a successful turnout of nearly 200 people at their Celebration of Cultural Music event on April 22nd. The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area started the evening by honor Board Members who have...

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Muscle Shoals NHA: Preserving St. John’s Epsicopal Church

St. John’s Episcopal Church is located in Tuscumbia, Alabama. The church was built in 1852, making it the oldest Carpenter Gothic church in the state of Alabama. Since it was built, however, St. John’s has struggled to remain upright (literally). Damaged during the...

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Artisans of the Atchafalaya

Atchafalaya NHA celebrated Atchafalaya Month and its 10th anniversary by highlighting local cultural economic development with the unveiling of five short videos showcasing artisans who live and work in the heritage area. Each artisan’s work is inspired by the natural...

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Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins to Visit Freedom’s Frontier

Lynn Jenkins, U.S. Representative for Kansas's 2nd Congressional District, visited the Carnegie Building, headquarters of the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, 200 W. 9th St., Lawrence, Kansas, on Monday, March 13. In February, Freedom's Frontier Executive...

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Heritage Culturalist Volunteer Training Program

Heritage Culturalist training is scheduled for April 20-22, 2017, and applications are currently being accepted via the website. Community members in Larimer and Weld counties with a passion for learning and sharing the history of the Poudre River are encouraged to...

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Colorado Heritage Driving Tour

The Cache la Poudre River, Sangre de Cristo, and South Park National Heritage Areas are partnering to develop a landing page, brochure, and marketing program designed to educate visitors about Colorado's three National Heritage Areas, inspire tourists to drive the...

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Hike Through History in Freedom’s Frontier

In 2016, Freedom’s Frontier, partnered with a local consultant, Sunflower Republic, LLC, to pilot two interpretive signage projects on area trails. Both undertakings feature a series of well-designed and engagingly written content by scholars and experts that enhance...

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Questing at the Lake Champlain Bridge

Crown Point, NY and Chimney Point, VT make up the very “heart” of the CVNHP. The new Lake Champlain Bridge—constructed with sidewalks and bicycle lanes—offers an outstanding opportunity to link these sites and highlight their abundance of natural, cultural, historic...

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