Tags: Pathways

2019 Pony Express National Historic Trail Highlights

National Pony Express Association (NPEA) OUTREACH Events — NPEA held its Annual Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, MO to Old Sacramento, CA, which took 10 days to complete traveling nonstop by horseback 24 hours a day. About 900 riders and their…

2019 Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail Highlights

Overmountain Victory Trail Association (OVTA) OUTREACH Programs — NPS entered into cooperative agreements with OVTA for programming, such as the Annual Commemorative March involving over 11,000 students, 7,000 adults, 300 volunteers, and over 25 partners. OVTA held over 100 other programs throughout the year for…

2019 Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Highlights

OUTREACH Programs — History teacher Verona Pitts, a former NPS park guide, was honored as the 2019 Selma High School Teacher of the Year and is assisting her students in participating in the 2020 National History Day program. The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail…

2019 Oregon and California National Historic Trails Highlights

Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) OUTREACH Technology — OCTA launched a new website (gateway-octa.org), which contains over 200 original trail diaries from those who jumped off from St. Joseph, MO, plus over 200 Pony Express documents and an interactive map that details the trail-related businesses found…

2019 Old Spanish National Historic Trail Highlights

Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) OUTREACH Programs — OSTA chapters held Old Spanish Trails Days programs, including a new K-12 Charter School Art Contest. NPS created the first Old Spanish Trail Junior Ranger worksheet and converted an OSTA tabletop game to a digital file printed…

2019 Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail Highlights

Mormon Trails Association (MTA) OUTREACH Website — MTA reworked its website (mormontrails.org) and added new material and links. Partnerships — NPS entered into a partnership certification agreement with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for Martin’s Cove: Mormon Trail Site in Alcova, WY.…

2019 Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Highlights

Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF) Lewis and Clark Trust, Inc. (LCT) OUTREACH Programs — LCTHF grants helped fund a new travel brochure of the eastern portion of the trail; a program to preserve and teach the Lakota language; a program to teach children…

2019 Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Highlights

Anza Trail Foundation (ATF) and partners OUTREACH Programs — Nearly 36,951 people participated in the NPS Trails and Rails programs. Environmental Education Exchange in Tucson, AZ conducted 100 fourth grade classroom presentations about the Anza Trail and expedition. ATF Board Member Lindy Hatcher spoke about…

2019 Iditarod National Historic Trail Highlights

Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance (IHTA) OUTREACH Programs — IHTA and partners showed the movie “Iditarod National Historic Trail – A History” for free daily during the summer at the library, located about three blocks from Mile Zero of the Iditarod NHT, two statues associated with…

2019 El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Highlights

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association (ELCAT) OUTREACH Programs — ELCAT created a traveling museum exhibit titled, “El Camino Real de los Tejas: Its History, People, and Places.” Partnerships — ELCAT worked with local leaders in Zapata County toward the first…