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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

National Heritage Areas are for all of us

National Heritage Areas

There are now 49 National Heritage Areas around the United States. We should each include a National Heritage Area visit in our summer (and year around) vacation plans just like we have historically included the National Parks. Here is an excellent (short 4 min - that helps make it excellent!) video I hope you will watch.

Here are two URLs to visit, when you are done, to read more about the locations of the 49 locally-based National Heritage Area. If you have visited one or more, I hope you will leave a comment.

April 16-24 is National Park Week

Note: Freedom's Frontier NHA straddles the Kansas-Missouri border
Silos and Smokestacks NHA covers the NE quadrant of Iowa

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. I knew of some of the evnts sponsored, but did not know to give credit to NHA. Actually, I didn't realize they were separate from the NPS. Thanks for the links.


  2. Yes, thanks. A well developed NHA, takes a lot of local effort, but worth it, can be a real boon for a region once they overcome the frequent 'turf battles.' Cooperation is at the heart of the movement. I enjoyed my five years association with promotion of the prospective Kansas Flint Hills NHA. ;-)