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Virtual Exhibits & Multimedia

One of the most valuable aspects of HABS, HAER and HALS documentation is its inherent educational value. Building on the success of our measured and interpretative drawings, large format photographs and written historical reports, HDP is now producing Virtual Tours and a variety of other Multimedia products for our project sponsors. These new multimedia components, when used in parallel to our traditional documentation products, aid in the interpretation and understanding of historic American sites and allows virtual explorers to experience sites, structures and landscapes, in new ways.

Use the project descriptions and links below to see some of our latest multimedia products of recently documents HABS, HAER and HALS projects.

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Yukon Mining Sites, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Alaska

Located in Interior Alaska along the border with Canada, the Yukon–Charley Rivers National Preserve possesses numerous historic sites associated with gold prospectors who operated dredges and utilized other mining processes to recover significant quantities of placer gold from area creeks.

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USS Cairo Ironclad Gunboat Sites, Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi

USS Cairo was commissioned in January 1862 for the Union Navy by James Buchanan Eads during the American Civil War. On 12 December 1862, the USS Cairo was the first ship in history to be sunk by an electrically detonated torpedo in the Yazoo River, north of Vicksburg. The salvaged historic gunboat and its artifacts can now be seen at the Vicksburg National Military Park.

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Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau, Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Hawai'i

Situated on the west coast of the island of Hawaii on Honaunau Bay, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park encompasses the best preserved pu'uhonua, or place of refuge, where criminals, defeated warriors, and those who had violated kapu (referring to the ancient Hawaiian code of conduct) could flee and receive absolution from a priest. The Pu'uhonua is still considered a sacred site.

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HDP presents fly-throughs of historic sites

Heritage Documentation Programs has produced videos fly-through of a number of historic sites recently documented, including the Cabin Camp 1 Dining Hall at Prince William Forest Park and the historic stairs at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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Heritage Documentation Programs celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Heritage Documentation Programs pays tribute to the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans by highlighting several HABS/HAER/HALS surveys that are significant to Hispanic Heritage.

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Parkitecture in Western National Parks

The idea of designing with nature flourished in the National Park Service during the early decades of the 20th century. This exhibit showcases the rustic designs of National Park Service structures that have been documented by HABS/HAER/HALS.

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Heritage Documentation Programs celebrates Women's History Month

Heritage Documentation Programs celebrates Women's History Month by highlighting several HABS/HAER/HALS surveys that are significant to Women's History.

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Lying Lightly on the Land

Based on HAER documentation, this exhibit traces the history of road development in National Parks. Colorful period postcards depict Yellowstone before the automobile, and eight other National Parks during the golden age of park road development.

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Heritage Documentation Progams celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

Heritage Documentation Programs celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month by highlighting several HABS/HAER/HALS survys that are significant to Jewish Heritage.

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Heritage Documentation Programs celebrates National African American History Month

Heritage Documentation Programs celebrates African American Heritage Month by highlighting several HABS/HAER/HALS surveys that are significant to African American Heritage.
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