Thursday, November 03, 2016

Interior Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis Announce 10 New National Historic Landmarks

November 3, 2016.  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis yesterday announced the designation of 10 new national historic landmarks, including properties that honor LGBT and civil rights history. The designation recognizes the properties as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. The National Historic Landmarks Program recognizes historic properties of exceptional value to the nation and promotes the preservation efforts of federal, state and local agencies and Native American tribes, as well as those of private organizations and individuals. The program is one of more than a dozen administered by the National Park Service that provide states and local communities technical assistance, recognition and funding to help preserve our nation’s shared history and create close-to-home recreation release

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