People have been collecting stuff forever. When adults visit national parks, they can collect passport stamps or pamphlets. Children earn Junior Ranger badges, though getting one takes a lot more effort and time than a passport stamp. But there’s something else out there to collect, too, and it looks a lot like baseball trading cards
Flooding problems, possible sewage overflows, and downed trees were causing problems Friday for Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Rock Creek Park, and other National Park System units in and around Washington, D.C., and officials said things could get worse this weekend.
One place where you might not need any formal celebration to mark Halloween is Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. More than a few ghost stories swirl around this West Virginia town.
As the Civil War Sesquicentennial Draws Near, Endangered Battlefields Get More Federal Attention and Money
Always important, battlefield preservation takes on a renewed sense of urgency as Civil War Sesquicentennial planning shifts into high gear. The FY 2010 Interior Appropriations bill for FY 2010 will include a record $9 million for the federal Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program.