Historic Site News and Information
History During Holidays Events
Want a little something extra to do during the holiday season that has a little history bent. Check out the various programs at the National Park or historic site near you. For American Revolution fans, there's the Walk-In of Continental Troops at Valley Forge (above) and Washington's Crossing, Civil War battles at Fredericksburg, Stones River, Nashville, and many historic homes dressed for the holidays. Take a break from the mall. You'll be glad you did. Find Your Park has a list of upcoming events, but for more, check the individual historic site or our Twitter feed. More Events.
NMIH Museum to Open 2016
On the brownfields of an amazing transformation in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania comes a new Smithsonian affiliate museum that will tell the story about our Industrial History, including the Corliss Engine as well as Bethlehem Steel. Building under renovation; exhibits will soon be placed inside. It's the Museum of Industrial History, and it will join other attractions already on site; Visitor Center w/exhibits, Steelstacks walkway, ArtsQuest, and Channel 39, plus the annual Musikfest and Sands Casino. More Museum.
July 3, 2015 - New museum coming to town in August, and it's so unique, so interesting, you're not going to believe it!
May 14, 2015 - Grand opening held at new Gettysburg Heritage Museum.
May 1, 2015 - Funding has now been granted to complete the restoration of Ziegler's Grove and the Cemetery Hill area to the 1863 appearance.
Check out more about our coverage of the three Changes in Gettysburg.
More Huts at Valley Forge
June 2015 - Valley Forge NHP, Friends of Valley Forge, and Ocean Construction Co. are building four new huts, with interpretive exhibits, at the Muhlenberg hut site. Cost of construction $122,000. Washington's men may have done it cheaper, but then wood was a whole lot less expensive in the 1770s. More