National Parks: Preserving America's Past
The National Parks:
America's Best Idea celebrates the national parks as an American
invention that applies democratic principles to the land. Just as everyday
people campaigned to conserve wilderness in the American West, they
also advocated for archeological and historic sites to be preserved
for all people.
Coso Rock Art
The Coso Rock Art District is a National Historic Landmark
located deep in the U.S. Navy's testing station at China Lake in California.
More than 20,000 images and associated sites comprise one of America's most
impressive petroglyphic and archeological complexes. Come explore the long
history of the Coso people and the meanings they inscribed in stone.
The Robinson House—A Portrait of African American Heritage
The Robinson house survived the first and
second battles of Manassas during the American Civil War. As African
Americans, the Robinson family found themselves embroiled in the struggles
of the nation before, during, and after the war. Come explore how archeological
research, architectural studies, and oral history reveal new insights
into the changing lifeways of free African Americans.