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Latest National Heritage Area Stories

2013-04-19 23:02:20

Thirteen National Parks within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area Generates More than $270 million in Non-local Visitor Spending Annually Waterford, Virginia (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 April 20-28 has been declared as National Park Week. Within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, a 180-mile long, 75-mile wide area stretching from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Jefferson´s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia, lies 13 of the...

2011-06-22 10:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has awarded $500,000 in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help organizations in 19 counties. The commission awarded 35 grants selected from 95 eligible applications. Grant amounts ranged from $5,725 to $25,000. The grant program provides funds for planning, acquisition and rehabilitation of historic properties deemed eligible for or listed on the National Register of...

2008-07-06 12:00:14

By Carma Wadley Deseret News Cultural heritage tourism has become one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism market. More and more tourists are seeking out places where history, local culture and home-grown flavor come together to make them unique. "Studies by the Travel Industry of America show that it is the No. 1 reason people travel -- especially people in the 35-54 age group," says Wilson Martin, Utah State historic preservation officer and a member of the state's Cultural...