Tags: National Historic Trails

Virtual Success: Overmountain Victory NHT

by Tom Vaughan, Treasurer, Overmountain Victory Trail Association In the words of Robert Burns: “… In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy!” Our best…

Historic trails featured in new book

by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc Adapted from a news release From the battlefields of the American Revolution to the trails blazed by the pioneers, lands explored by Lewis and Clark and covered by the Pony Express to the civil rights marches of Selma and Montgomery, “America’s…

COVID-19 Updates for National Scenic and Historic Trails

Trail friends, advocates and partners: As you know, the COVID-19 situation is evolving quickly. Public health experts urgently advise those at lower risk of illness to take proactive precautionary measures (like social distancing, self-quarantining when sick, washing hands) not just to protect themselves, but to…

Reenvisioning St. Joseph: Charette helps promote NHT heritage tourism

by Travis Boley, Manager, Oregon-California Trails Association Late in 2017, the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) was awarded an internship grant from the Partnership for the National Trails System. OCTA chose Lauren Manning, a native of St. Joseph, MO, who had recently graduated from the University of…

Historic trails course: NTIR partners with the University of New Mexico

by Frank Norris, Angelica Sanchez-Clark, and Jeff Denny, Staff, National Trails Intermountain Region, National Park Service Reaching new audiences for our national historic trails among a generation eager for something beyond the traditional pioneer narrative is a continuing challenge for trail historians and interpreters across the…

2016 National Historic Trails Workshop

An Overview From June 6th-9th, national historic trail non-profit and agency partners came together in Independence, MO for the 2016 National Historic Trails Workshop. During this time, it became apparent to me that national historic trail partners face numerous challenges. Though each trail is unique,…