Tags: Pathways

Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) NHT 2017 Highlights

Nez Perce Trail Foundation (NPTF) OUTREACH Education — Highest attendance for the annual NPNHT Teachers Summer Tour with educators from five Northwest States who will take historical lessons relative to the Nez Perce War of 1877 back to their classrooms. Exhibits — More than 1,800…

Old Spanish NHT 2017 Highlights

Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) OUTREACH Interpretive Wayside — Developed and installed a new wayside at Whitewater and Orchard Mesa trailheads, Mesa County, CO. Programs — Held an interpretive tour for 50 participants in Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County, CA; held the fifth annual OST…

Oregon and California NHTs 2017 Highlights

Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) OUTREACH Events — OCTA co-sponsored a symposium in Vancouver, WA with the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation; celebrated its 35th annual convention in Council Bluffs, IA (its first-ever convention in Iowa). Solar Challenge — OCTA partnered with the NPS offices…

Overmountain Victory NHT 2017 Highlights

Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) OUTREACH Programs — OVTA drew over 15,000 attendees during its Annual March to Kings Mountain; OVTA is working with NPS to provide year-round interpretive programming along the 330-mile stretch of trail. Trail Communities — A new Gateway Communities program was…

Pony Express NHT 2017 Highlights

National Pony Express Association (NPEA) OUTREACH Re-Ride Tracker — NPEA held its Annual Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, MO to Sacramento, CA (June 5-15, 2017) and linked the tracker in the mochila to the website to provide rider and mail exchange…

Santa Fe NHT 2017 Highlights

Santa Fe Trail Association (SFTA) OUTREACH Social Media — Shared weekly e-blast and social media posts of the 52 ways to discover the trail using the hashtag #discoverSFNHT. Programs — Managed the Junior Wagon Master educational program; assisted NPS on a media tour project and…

Selma to Montgomery NHT 2017 Highlights

OUTREACH Social Media — Shared accounts of special visitors, including former Greening Youth Intern, Eulas Kirtdoll, who told the story of the Voting Rights Movement while walking 10 miles per day from the spot where Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot in 1965 in Marion, AL.…

Trail of Tears NHT 2017 Highlights

National Trail of Tears Association OUTREACH Awards — Cherokee Trail of Tears trailhead and interpretive wayside in Rhodes Ferry Park in Decatur, AL won Award of Excellence in Historic Preservation by Main Street Alabama; Trail of Tears memorial showing removal story of the Five Civilized…

2017 Federal Agency Highlights for the National Trails System

Federal Interagency Council on the National Trails System The Federal Interagency Council on the National Trails System, with representation from the NPS, BLM, FWS, USFS, FHWA, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, considers issues of interest to the NTS. Documentation — Interagency development…

Star-Spangled Banner NHT 2017 Highlights

OUTREACH Trail Stewards Program — Over 500 students from schools in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. participated in the educational program in partnership with the Living Classrooms Foundation. Students researched, retold, and interpreted historical events in their community about the trail, took part in a…