Latest Historic sites News

New deal for FDR mansion, renovations planned next year

Jun. 28, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Renovations are planned next year at President Franklin D. Roosevelt's historic home on the Hudson River. The National Historic Site mansion will be closed to tours from April through October 2020 as the building undergoes extensive renovations. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that...

District 12 of 'The Hunger Games' is now a historic place

Jun. 21, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — What would the folks in the Capitol think? District 12 is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Henry River Mill Village, which served as the home of the three main characters from the original "The Hunger Games," was named a historic place last month and announced by...

After all who were there are gone, what happens to history?

Jun. 10, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

FORT NECESSITY NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD, Pennsylvania (AP) — There are pieces of burned wood, unearthed decades ago. There is a spoon, a wine-bottle fragment, assorted pottery shards — all carefully curated and elaborately explained. And then there is the patrician voice of George Washington: "I'm...

Admission free to state parks, historic sites this weekend

Jun. 7, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Admission to Vermont state parks and historic sites will be free this weekend. State Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight says the so-called Vermont Days event invites "visitors and residents alike to try something new and discover the cultural and recreational...

Loss of Civil War-era farmstead sign of changing Sun Prairie

Jun. 3, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (AP) — Growth and progress forced Arthur Schneider to move his farm 150 feet to the east. That was in 1956 to make way for the construction of what is now four-lane Highway 151, one of the primary transportation arteries in southern Wisconsin. Schneider was sorry to see some his shade...

Idaho national parks brought more than $37 million to state

May. 31, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new report from the National Park Service says Idaho's five national parks brought in nearly 750,000 visitors last year. Boise State Public Radio reports that the visitors to City of Rocks, Craters of the Moon, Hagerman Fossil Beds, the Minidoka Historic Site and the Nez Perce...