A small handful of bills that would impact the National Park System have been sent to the full Senate for consideration. Among them is legislation that would shift Valles Caldera National Preserve out from under a trust and into the park system.
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Nearly 300 historians, including some Pulitzer Prize winners, are urging Pennsylvania officials to prevent a casino from being built within a half-mile of Gettysburg National Military Park.
In Dream Hikes Coast to Coast author Jack Bennett has done something more than a few folks would like to do: Head out on some great hikes, and then write about them. In assembling his hiking list, he took an approach that is both laudable...and disappointing.
Looking to learn more about Gettysburg National Military Park than what your guidebook says? Consider joining a ranger for a walking tour this summer of some of the park's most hallowed sites.
A flag that flew during a Civil War battle at Gettysburg, along with the dress coat and sash of a Union officer killed in battle, will go on display at Gettysburg National Military Park in July.
April showers bring May flowers, so let’s run with that idea in this month’s quiz. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: “Flowers are the reproductive organs of angiosperms.”
Here's a photo contest for all you amateur Civil War buffs. Sponsored by the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Center for Civil War Photography, and History, the deadline to get your images in for consideration is August 31.
They're planting trees at Gettysburg National Military Park. More specifically, they're planting areas that were forested during the battle of Gettysburg in 1863 and that today are open ground.
This "Living History" Project at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Required Some Very Sharp Instruments
The term "living history" is often applied to programs using costumed interpreters, but it can also have another, more literal application: historic orchards. A recent project at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area used some sharp instruments to apply some tender loving pruning to historic apple trees in the park.
Anyone who has ever been part of a school field trip knows that such events can be a fun…or frantic experience. The folks at Gettysburg National Military Park have prepared a kit to help anyone planning such expeditions to that park to have the "Best Field Trip Ever!"