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With Your Help, Traveler Will Be Able To Cover More History In The National Park System


Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site is just one interesting chapter of history you can find in the National Park System. With your donation, the Traveler will be able to bring more of these stories to light/Jane Schneider

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The National Park Service manages and interprets some of the country’s most significant and poignant history. From Revolutionary War sites up to the Manhattan Project and the farmworkers movement to gay rights, the agency has a thick portfolio of properties to manage and stories to tell. With your tax-deductible contributions, we'll be able to tell more and more of those stories.

How is the agency interpreting those sites? Is the Park Service maintaining the condition of these properties under its management? Your donations to National Parks Traveler will support articles that examine topics such as:

  • Has the agency rebounded from a scathing 2012 report from the Organization of American Historians that charged the National Park Service’s history mission suffered from “weak support for its history workforce, by agency structures that confine history in isolated silos, by longstanding funding deficiencies, by often narrow and static conceptions of history’s scope, and by timid interpretation.”
  • A look at historic structures threatened by neglect and lack of maintenance, and possible solutions.
  • How curators at NPS facilities such as the Western Archaeological and Conservation Center in Arizona go about piecing broken pieces of past cultures together and restore other historic artifacts.

There are so many stories within the National Park Service to be told. With your tax-deductible contributions, we'll be able to tell more and more of those stories that carry a history bent. Stories like why there are charcoal kilns in the backcountry of Death Valley National Park, a look at how concessionaires care for historic properties in the park system, like Big Meadows Lodge at Shenandoah National Park, and a straightforward look at the history of places such as Bent's Old Fort

If you'd like to see more of these stories, please help us tell them by supporting the Traveler.

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