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If These Parks Could Talk

One hundred and fifty years ago last week, two large armies stirred from their winter camps in central Virginia and […]

Mormon Pioneer Highlights Fierce Determination in a Rugged Landscape

This story is part of our series on national heritage areas, the large lived-in landscapes managed through innovative partnerships to […]

A sunset as seen from the Union position on Little Round Top, with a statue of Gen. Governeur Warren.

Sharing the “Real” Civil War

Several years ago, Gettysburg National Military Park interpretive ranger and historian D. Scott Hartwig shared the following story. He was […]

Historic marker at the site of the new Harriet Tubman National Monument in Dorchester County, Maryland. Photo © Daniel L. Brandewie.

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

Today the country celebrates an important milestone in preserving its history. After years of advocacy and study, President Obama has […]

Volunteers and staff at Harpers Ferry.

Want to Feel Happy and Appreciated? Help Out at a National Park

It’s a joyful, even goofy grin that I’ve learned to look for on the faces of National Park Service staff […]