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A Flight and A Flood: National Memorials of Western Pennsylvania

The image on the left shows the Wall of Names of those who died aboard Flight 93, adjacent to the wooden gate leading to the crash site, as well as some of the items left behind on the day that I visited.   The image on the right shows the future visitors center currently under construction.

Living along the shore, with so much history within a few hours distance, it is sometimes easy to forget just how many monuments, memorials, and museums are in places further afield such as upstate New York or western Pennsylvania. Indeed,

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Stadium Added to Paterson National Historic Park

In December 2014, a bill was approved to include Hinchliffe Stadium to the Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park in Paterson, New Jersey. Hinchliffe is the historic home of the New York Black Yankees and New York Cubans in baseball’s

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First State National Historical Park Created in Delaware

As part of a larger package of National Park Service provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015, Delaware is receiving its first national park. The First State National Historical Park will expand on the historic sites that were included in the First State National Monument in 2013.

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Star-Spangled Tourism: Nineteenth Century History and Twenty-First Century Heritage at Fort McHenry

Like World War I and the Korean War, the War of 1812 is sometimes termed a ‘forgotten war.’  At the Price of Freedom exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum of American History it is grouped alongside the Mexican War, Spanish-American War,

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NPS Awards $1.3M in Battlefield Preservation Grants

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) has awarded $1.359 million in grants to 21 projects. The monies will be used in the preservation and protection of battlefield lands in 14 states.

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NPS Launches LGBT Sites Initiative

The National Park Service will begin considering more sites important to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender history in the United States, with the assistance of a panel of eighteen scholars.

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Register now for Scholarship and Partnerships: The State of History in the National Parks

Scholarship and Partnerships: The State of History in the National Parks A forum co-sponsored by the National Park Service, Northeast Region; the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden; the Rutgers-Camden Department of History; and the Rutgers-Camden Career

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