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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.

Gettysburg Changes

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

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Battle of Williamsburg Preservation

March 2015 - Anheuser Busch Company has donated 65 acres to the Civil War Trust for a future Battle of Williamsburg park. The Battle of Williamsburg occurred on May 5, 1862, an early and first major battle of the Peninsula Campaign. The battle was fought between 73,000 troops. There is currently no park dedicated to this battle with only one acre saved prior to the donation. More

New National Monuments
February 2015 - Three new National Monuments were named by President Obama; Pullman Historic Site, which chronicles the planned community byt the Pullman Railroad Car Company in Chicago, which employed many African-American workers; Browns Canyon, & Honouliuli NM, Hawaii. The naming of the National Monuments has rekindled a controversy over the Antiquities Act, which allow a President to preserve historic and natural treasure without the input of Congress. This act has been in place since 1906 and the days of Teddy Roosevelt. It has protected such places as the Grand Canyon.

Civil Rights Anniversaries in 2015
January 2015 - Anniversaries of important historic events continue in 2015 with the final battles of the Civil War around Richmond, Petersburg, and Appomattox, plus Bentonville and their 150th events. There are also more current Civil Rights events on the calendar around the 50th anniversary of the March to Selma. Check out the list of activities planned at Dreams Marches On.

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