heritage preservation: Atchafalaya National Heritage Area

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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.

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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