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SC state parks offer mountains to sea virtual field trips

Jan. 18, 2021 9:16 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina state parks are offering virtual field trips to students who can't travel in person. There are videos and other supplemental activates to teach science and history to elementary school students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Discover Carolina program started...

Lincoln Birthplace in Kentucky invites public to book club

Dec. 30, 2020 4:35 AM EST

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Kentucky is inviting the public to read books along with park rangers again for a second year. The popular Parks and Pages book club launched in 2020 and will continue in 2021 with a new theme: “The Civil War: Beyond...

FILE - People walk on the beach at Tierra del Mar, Ore., on, Aug. 17, 2020. The Oregon Coast is featured in a collection of mini-essays by American writers published online by the Frommer's guidebook company about places they believe helped shape and define America.  (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

Travel guide with 2021 twist: Writers laud American places

Dec. 23, 2020 11:03 AM EST

Sixteen notable writers have created a combined list of places that they believe helped shape and define America, from coastal Oregon and Solvang, California, to Ellis Island and New Hampshire’s Black Heritage Trail. The resulting collection of mini-essays, including contributions from memoirist Cheryl...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 file photo, visitors take photographs of the world heritage site of Stonehenge, in Wiltshire England. The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England was closed to visitors Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in the afternoon after protesters staged a “mass trespass” against the British government’s road-building plans, which includes a new tunnel near the World Heritage Site. The protesters, who described themselves as an alliance of local residents, ecologists, activists, archaeologists and pagans, gathered at Stonehenge around midday.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Protesters against tunnel close UK's prehistoric Stonehenge

Dec. 5, 2020 1:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England was closed to visitors Saturday after dozens of protesters staged a trespass against the British government's road-building plans, including a new tunnel near the World Heritage Site. The protesters, who described themselves as an...

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, center, Culture Minister Lina Mendoni, right, and President of the Onassis Foundation, Antonis Papadimitriou, stand in front of the of the Parthenon Temple, following the restoration of the Acropolis archaeological site in order to become fully accessible to people with disabilities and mobility issues, during the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in Athens, on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (Louisa Gouliamaki/Pool via AP)

New lift, pathways to open Acropolis to disabled visitors

Dec. 3, 2020 11:26 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister has inaugurated new facilities at the Acropolis in Athens designed to make the historic site fully accessible to disabled visitors. Kyriakos Mitsotakis chose Thursday, designated International Day of People with Disabilities, to visit the ancient citadel. The...

Several living history groups set tents up at Horse Head Crossing, a ford across the Pecos River, in Pecos County, West Texas, Oct. 30, 2020. A gathering of a few hundred people joined in the two-day celebration of the crossing. Comanche war parties returning from Mexico with stolen horses crossed here, as did immigrants and adventurers drawn by the California goldfields, as well as pioneering cattle drovers, including Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving, pushing their leggy longhorns through to northern markets. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Historic river crossing in West Texas is filled with death

Nov. 22, 2020 1:01 AM EST

HORSE HEAD CROSSING, Texas (AP) — As state historical sites go, few can rival this remote muddy ford on the Pecos River for rank obscurity. Until recently, only a bullet-pocked, vandalized state historical marker, erected in 1936, miles off the paved road, gave any hint of the wrenching frontier dramas...