FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new website highlights how archaeological sites across Kentucky have contributed knowledge about the state's history, officials said.
Discover Kentucky Archaeology was launched by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, a statement from the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The National Park Service has awarded $180,000 to help with rehabilitation efforts at the Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site.
The grant is a part of a program commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States, the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said in a statement.
Culpeper Battlefields State Park won’t open for a little while, but that’s not stopping its advocates from sprucing up some of its historic sites.
Four entities recently collaborated to update and add wayside markers on Culpeper County’s Cedar Mountain battlefield, where Confederate troops ended the Union’s attempt to seize Gordonsville’s strategic railroad junction in 1862.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A new report shows 3.6 million visitors to Black Hills area national parks in South Dakota spent about $231 million in 2021.
That had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $301 million and resulted in about 3,360 jobs.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana plans a year-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of a state historic site where naturalist John James Audubon stayed in 1821.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama welcomes visitors at the “First White House of the Confederacy,” a historic home next to the state Capitol where Confederate President Jefferson Davis lived with his family in the early months of the Civil War.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State parks in Missouri are proving to be more popular than ever, with record numbers of visitors.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Portions of the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in southern Illinois will close March 1 as work begins on a $5 million project.
The work, which includes replacing the roof, lighting and fire suppression and security systems, is expected to take about a year, said Superintendent Lori Belknap.
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — The Audubon State Historic Site is looking for volunteers interested in helping tell the story of the location where naturalist John James Audubon once stayed.
The Louisiana Office of State Parks said in a news release that the site will be holding a training on Saturday, Jan.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine state parks had a record number of visitors this year for a second year in a row.
The Portland Press Herald reports that Maine’s 42 state parks and historic sites had more than 3.2 million visitors through November, according to Jim Britt, spokesman for the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands.
ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) — One of Louisiana's state historic sites will host a traditional French sing-along event on Dec. 11.
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser's office, which oversees tourism marketing and state parks in Louisiana, announced that the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site a cappella singing and dancing event will start at 10 a.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The city's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home has announced its holiday schedule.
Evening tours of the Dana-Thomas State Historic Site in downtown Springfield are planned for Wednesdays and Saturdays from Nov.
SACO, Maine (AP) — Maine's state park campers set another record this year.
Maine is home to 48 state parks and historic sites, and attendance and camping at the parks have soared during the coronavirus pandemic.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A historic site along the South Carolina coast is inviting visitors to look at the work archeologists are doing to explore a town lot from 1671.
Archeologists and historical interpreters were giving tours of the site Saturday at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston.
PLYMOUTH, Vt. (AP) — The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is celebrating apples this weekend with the Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest on Saturday.
Attendees of the the sixth annual celebration can can visit the site's heirloom apple orchard and sample vintage apple varieties, organizers said.
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) — Hidden history will be explored this weekend at free programs in New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and the West Virginia State Parks of Babcock and Pipestem Resort.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts city known for its colonial era witch trials is launching a workshop this week focused on the risk of climate change to its cultural and historic sites.
Salem's “ Keeping History Above Water " runs from Monday to Tuesday and will examine ways to adapt to rising seas, increased coastal flooding and other consequences of climate change.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is adding free entry to all 21 state parks as a perk for getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Thursday.
Unlike the free drinks available this month at some bars and restaurants around the state, the free admission runs through July for anyone who can prove full vaccination, no matter when, he said.
JINGGANGSHAN, China (AP) — On the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, tourists are flocking to historic sites and making pilgrimages to party landmarks...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky distillery startup is planning to build a 300-acre campus that will employ about 126 workers, the governor's office said...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state parks are offering virtual field trips to students who can't travel in person.
There are videos and other supplemental activates to teach science and history to elementary school students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
LONDON (AP) — The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England was closed to visitors Saturday after dozens of protesters staged a trespass against the British government's road-building plans, including a new tunnel near the World Heritage Site...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister has inaugurated new facilities at the Acropolis in Athens designed to make the historic site fully accessible to disabled visitors.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis chose Thursday, designated International Day of People with Disabilities, to visit the ancient citadel.
ATLANTA (AP) — Some historic places in former President Jimmy Carter’s hometown may get more federal protection under a bill introduced by Georgia’s congressional delegation to give them a new designation...
SCRANTON — When Cherie Shepherd visited Steamtown National Historic Site for the first time in April, she knew instantly it would be a good match.
“I walked into the middle of the turntable and the roundhouse and just fell in love with the park,” Shepherd said.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The French and the Americans are working together again on a D-Day project — this time to give museum visitors the opportunity to travel back in time and experience the milestone World War II invasion 75 years later...
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 50 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman empire...
NEW YORK (AP) — The huddled masses are still able to visit the Statue of Liberty. The Grand Canyon is open for business...
BAYARD - The Prairie rattlesnake has existed on the Great Plains for millennia. One unique specimen can be found at Chimney Rock National Historic Site.
Ricky the rattlesnake, a plush “hug-toy” has been at the Chimney Rock visitors center since November telling the story of his kin.
Jamestown, Va. — On a recent afternoon, tour guide Justin Bates pointed to the spot where historic Jamestown's legislature first convened in July 1619. He then gestured toward a spot nearby where some of the first slaves in English North America arrived a few weeks later.
A celebration of the region’s coal heritage and its connection to railroading plus more exhibits, music and activities make for a busy weekend at Steamtown National Historic Site.
The annual Railfest returns to the venue at Lackawanna Avenue and Cliff Street in downtown Scranton on Saturday, Sept.
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — The suburban Boston house where Robert F. Kennedy was born is holding special events this week to mark the 50th anniversary of his death...
MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. (AP) — A school bus taking children on a field trip to a historic site collided with a dump truck on Thursday, ripping the bus apart and killing a student and a teacher...
MANISTEE — Soothingly accentuated with a friendly, familiar voice, history was embraced with handshakes, hugs, smiles and laughs in Manistee Tuesday.
Manistee High School and Interlochen Center for the Arts graduate Toni Trucks, who plays the regular character Lisa Davis on the CBS military drama “SEAL Team,” was the keynote speaker at a dedication ceremony of Manistee Historic Sites Tours, held at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, formerly the Ramsdell Theatre.
POCATELLO - The Travelin' Sams of Poky are having their monthly luncheon and meeting on April 10 at Perkins at noon.
We will first have lunch and then have our meeting where we will be making plans for the summer outings.
SULLIVAN'S ISLAND — Attendance was up at local National Park sites last year, but not as much as the year after 9/11.
The increases at Fort Sumter and the Charles Pinckney Historic Site were attributed to the Park Service's 100th birthday celebrations.