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Historic sites -- United States

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The Hermitage: The Home of Andrew Jackson

The Ladies Hermitage Association has assembled a variety of material dealing with one of the most beloved Presidential homes in the United States -- the Hermitage, the palatial home of "Old Hickory." Divided into several key sections, the site contains material on planning a visit to the home, upcoming events at the house, future programs, current exhibits, and the archaeological research in...
Ohio Exploration Society

Frequently updated, the Ohio Exploration Society site is devoted to documenting the history and development of numerous sites of cultural importance, including cemeteries, Indian mounds, parks, and other aspects of the built environment. Extensive photo documentation is offered on the site, with commentary on each of the locales that provides background information about the history of each site....
The House of the Seven Gables

In one of his most famous novels, Nathaniel Hawthorne begins by describing the power of what is perhaps the most storied home in 19th century literature: "The aspect of the venerable mansion has always affected me like a human countenance, bearing the traces not merely of outward storm and sunshine, but expressive also, of the long lapse of mortal life, and accompanying vicissitudes that have...
Chesterwood: The Workshop of an American Sculptor

The National Park Service has become well-known for their Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans series, and this recent addition is a fine complement to their previous endeavors. This particular plan deals with the workshop and life of Daniel Chester French, the noted American sculptor who is perhaps best known for his sculpture of Abraham Lincoln that graces the Lincoln Monument. The lesson...
American Battlefield Protection Program

Working under the aegis of the National Park Service's Heritage Preservation program, the goals of the American Battlefield Protection Program are "to protect battlefields and sites associated with armed conflicts that influenced the course of our history" and "to raise awareness of the importance of preserving battlefields." To that end, the NPS developed this site which collects a host of...
Historic Pelham

Pelham, New York is a city rich with history, dating back to 1654 when Thomas Pell purchased the land from the Siwanoy Native American Indian tribe. The history of the city is detailed in a timeline that begins in the 1500s and includes significant event such as the Battle of Pelham fought in 1776 and the Pelhamville Train Wreck in 1885. This site also highlights some of the more famous people...
The Hanford Site Historic Project

During the Manhattan Project, a number of sites were developed around the U.S. in order to assist in the production of high-grade plutonium in order to create nuclear weapons. One of the best-known sites was the Hanford Site, located in the stark landscape of eastern Washington state. At the conclusion of the Cold War, many of these nuclear weapons production facilities were mothballed, yet there...
Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms

Starting with its rather lyrical title, visitors to this particular National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary website will be taken on a breezy and visually stimulating tour of some of the sites that document America’s aviation history. All told, the site provides information about over 100 sites, including airfields, research and testing facilities, and launch and control facilities....
The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House: African American Women Unite For Change

During her long life, Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator, social activist, and prominent leader in the women's rights movement. This latest installment in the National Park Service's "Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans" centers on her council House in Washington, D.C., and is a fine resource for history teachers and those with a general interest in American history. The Council House...
National Register Travel Itineraries

It's a long and winding road from Indianapolis to Little Rock (and all the stops between), but if one is hoping to learn about the very diverse cultural traditions and history across the United States, the National Register Travel Itineraries are a stellar way to do so. Currently, the site contains over three dozen itineraries which highlight different geographic regions or important themes in...
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