Preservation Magazine Spring 2014 Highlights

JUNE 5, 2014 FROM THE WEB Preservation’s Spring 2014 issue took you around, between, and below many historic spots, from small towns in Mississippi to caves in Virginia. Now explore these online exclusives for even more stories about saving places. Check out eight restaurants located inside historic bank buildings. Enjoy a history lover’s guide to the Shenandoah Valley. […]

Spending by International Visitors Tops $15.4 Billion in March

International visitors to the United States spent $15.4 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States in March 2014. When compared to U.S. resident spending abroad in March, the United States set a new record surplus of $5.1 billion for the month.  Read More Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic […]

International Visitation Stats Released for 2013

The U.S. Department of Commerce has released 2013 International Visitation from the Top 20 Countries to the United States and Fast Facts and Key Facts for the U.S. travel and tourism industry, which are now available on the National Travel and Tourism Office website Highlights: 2013 International Visitation to the United States 2013 international visitation to the United States set […]

CHT Exchange 2014 Special Thanks.

A special thank you to all who attended, volunteered and participated in the 2014 CHT Exchange this past Thursday and Friday (April 24-25) at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) in Washington, DC. The bi-annual event provided an opportunity for representatives from all cultural heritage tourism sectors – both public and private – to discuss, […]

Celebrate National Park Week (April 19-27)

April 19-27 is National Park Week.   Visit the National Park Foundation website to explore our parks and show your support!

Plan to Attend the CHT Exchange 2014 – April 23-24 – Washington DC

Hosted by Partners in Tourism, this 1.5 day forum is designed to offer great networking for cultural heritage tourism practitioners, to foster partnerships among attendees, identify ways to exchange information and enhance growth in cultural heritage tourism in the U.S.  Building on the 2011 and 2012 Exchanges, the 2014 program will include updates on the […]

Cultural Tourism: Impacting Communities Worldwide – Professional Development Course Starts 6/9/2014

First offered in the spring of 2013, the Cultural Tourism course explores the importance of cultural tourism as one of the fastest growing tourism segments, its relevance to economic and community planning and development, and how to develop sustainable and authentic cultural tourism practices and plans. The course is authored and instructed by Cheryl Hargrove. […]

2014 National Preservation Conference Nov. 11-14, 2014 – Savannah, Georgia

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National Park Service to Introduce the National Parks to a New Generation of Americans

Public engagement campaign centerpiece of 2016 NPS Centennial The National Park Service has announced that the centerpiece of its 2016 Centennial will be a broad public engagement campaign to reintroduce the national parks and the work of the National Park Service to a new generation of Americans, inviting them to visit and get involved. The […]

National Heritage Areas Winter Newsletter

  Check out the latest National Heritage Areas Newsletter!  

Chattanooga Trail Markers Sculptured Works of Art

Kyle Lusk Trailhead Signs Sculptures

Kyle Lusk, an associate art professor from Brevard College (Brevard NC) created 8 sculptures that were recently unveiled as part of the Stringer’s Ridge Trailhead Markers Public Art Project in Chattanooga, TN. Lusk was commissioned to create the sculptures to mark four new mountain biking trails in the newly opened Stringer’s Ridge Park, a forested […]

2013 National Preservation Conference Coming Up!

Plan to attend the 2013 National Preservation Conference in Indianapolis October 29 – November 2, 2013.   Program Schedule  Register Now!

Happy 97th to the National Park Service!

The National Park Service turns 97 years old on August 25th!  For nearly a century,  the National Park Service has made it possible for visitors to access unparalleled natural beauty, rich history, and endless enjoyment.  Check out to find exciting birthday events and activities happening in parks near you. You can also show your […]

650 Miles of Trails Added to National Trail System

National Recreational Trails Program

Under President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors program to promote outdoor recreation and reconnect Americans to nature, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvish have designated 28 new trails as national recreation trails, adding almost 650 miles of trails to the National Trails System.  The National Recreational […]

National Water Trails System Launched

Search online for a water trail on the new website recently launched for the National Water Trails System.    The new National Water Trails System (NWTS) serves to bring existing and newly identified water trails together into one cohesive national network of exemplary water trails. The National Water Trails System is a network of water trails the […]

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