National Heritage Areas
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National Park Service
National Heritage Areas Program Office

Interested in learning more about the National Heritage Areas program? Please contact the program office in Washington DC.

Martha Raymond
National Coordinator for Heritage Areas
1201 "Eye" Street, NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202.354.2222
fax 202.371.6468

Heather Scotten
Assistant National Coordinator for Heritage Areas
1201 "Eye" Street, NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202.513.7057
fax 202.371.6468

Katie Durcan
Assistant National Coordinator for Heritage Areas
1201 "Eye" Street, NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202.354.2268
fax 202.371.6468

National Park Service
Regional National Heritage Area Coordinators

Interested in finding out more about the National Heritage Area designation process in your region of the country? Please contact the regional staff person below.

Northeast region (ME,NH,VT,MA,CT,RI,NY,PA,NJ,VA,MD,WV,DE)

Peter Samuel
National Heritage Areas Program Coordinator
Northeast Regional Office
200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
phone: 215.597.1848
fax: 215.597.0932

Midwest region (OH,MI,IN,IL,WI,MN,NE,AR,MO,IA,SD,ND)

Sue M. Pridemore
National Heritage Areas Coordinator
Midwest Regional Office
601 Riverfront Drive
Omaha, NE 68102
phone: 402.661.1566
fax: 402.661.1567
cell: 402.315.8892

Intermountain Region (TX,OK,NM,AZ,CO,MT,UT,WY)

Greg Kendrick
National Heritage Areas Coordinator
Intermountain Regional Office
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
Denver, CO 80225
phone: 303.969.2894
fax: 303.987.6675

Southeast Region (SC,NC,GA,TN,AL,MS,LA,KY,FL)

K. Lynn Berry
National Heritage Areas Coordinator
Southeast Regional Office
100 Alabama Street SW - 1924 Building
Atlanta, GA 30303
phone: 404.507.5694
fax: 404.562.3282

Pacific West Region (CA,WA,OR,ID,HI,NV)

Linda Stonier
National Heritage Areas Co-Coordinator
333 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
phone: 415.623.2322
fax: 415.623.2386

Alaska Region

John Quinley
Assistant Regional Director, Communications
240 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
phone: 907.644.3512
fax: 907.644.3816

National Capital Region - please contact the program office in Washington DC.

National Heritage Areas Contact Information

Contact a national heritage area staff directly for more information on programs and projects

Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area
Sarah Watson, Executive Director
Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition
#1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
217.785.5268
http://www.lookingforlincoln.com

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
Mera Cardenas, Executive Director
Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance

3787 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038-4407
770.484.2641
http://www.arabialliance.org

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Debra Credeur, Coordinator
Louisiana Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
1051 North Third Street
P.O. Box 94291
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9291
225.342.3413
http://www.atchafalaya.org

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
Dayton Sherrouse, Executive Director
Augusta Canal Authority
P.O. Box 2367
Augusta, GA 30903-2367
706.823.0440

888.659-8926 (toll free)
http://www.augustacanal.com

Baltimore National Heritage Area
Jeffrey P. Buchheit, Director
100 Light Street, 12th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
410.878.6411
http://explorebaltimore.org/

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
Angie Chandler, Executive Director
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803
828.298.5330
http://www.blueridgeheritage.com

Cache La Poudre River Corridor
Karen Scopel, Executive Director
1100 10th, suite 401
Greeley, CO 80631

http://www.poudreheritage.org

Cane River National Heritage Area
Cynthia Sutton, Executive Director
Cane River National Heritage Area Commission
452 Jefferson St., Suite 150
Natchitoches, LA 71457
318.356.5555
http://www.canerivernha.org

Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership
Bill Howland, Manager
Lake Champlain Basin Program
54 West Shore Road
Grand Isle, VT 05458
802.372.3213
http://www.champlainvalleynhp.org

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area
Noreen Bodman, Executive Director
Crossroads of the American Revolution Association
101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ 08854
609.633.2060
http://www.revolutionarynj.org/

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Elissa Garafalo, Executive Director
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road
Easton, PA 18042
610.923.3548
http://www.delawareandlehigh.org/

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Bob Ratliff, Executive Director

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commision
P.O. Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188
518.237.7000
http://www.eriecanalway.org/

Essex National Heritage Area
Annie Harris, Executive Director
Essex National Heritage Commission
221 Essex St., Suite 41
Salem, MA 01970
978.740.0444
http://www.essexheritage.org

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Fred Conboy, Executive Director
Freedom's Frontier Partnership Team
P.O. Box 526
Lawrence, KS 66044
785.865.4499
http://www.freedomsfrontier.org

Freedom's Way National Heritage Area
Patrice Todisco, Chair

100 Sherman Avenue
Devens, MA 01434
978.772.3654
http://www.freedomsway.org

Great Basin National Heritage Area
Brandi Roberts , Executive Director
Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership
P.O. Box 78
Baker, NV 89311
775.234.7171
http://www.greatbasinheritage.org

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
Ronald Daise, Chair
Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission
538 Spanish Wells Road
Hilton Head, SC 29926
843.235.6011
http://www.nps.gov/guge

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
Mark Castiglione, Acting Executive Director
Hudson River Valley Greenway
Capitol Building, Room 254
Albany , NY 12224
518.473.3835
http://www.hudsonrivervalley.com/

Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor
Ana Koval, President & CEO
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
815.223.1851
http://www.canalcor.org

John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
Jennifer Smith, Director
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission
1 Depot Square
Woonsocket, RI 02895
401.762.0250
http://www.nps.gov/blac/index.htm

Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area
Cate Magennis Wyatt, President
Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
PO Box 77
Waterford, VA 20197
540.882.4929
http://www.hallowedground.org

Kenai Mountains - Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area
Kaylene Johnson, Program Manager
Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm Corridor Communities Association
PO Box 771054
Eagle River, AK 99577
907.360.0480
http://www.kmtacorridor.org/

Lackawanna Heritage Valley
Natalie Solfanelli, Executive Director
Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority
538 Spruce Street, Suite 516
Scranton, PA 18503
570.963.6730
http://www.lhva.org

Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area
Frank Howell
Delta Council
PO Box 257
Stoneville, MS 38776
662.686.3365
http://www.msdeltaheritage.com/

Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area
Rhonda Price, Director
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
Office of Coastal Management & Planning
1141 Bayview Avenue, Suite 101
Biloxi, MS 39530
228.523.4122
http://www.msgulfcoastheritage.ms.gov

Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area
Kent Bain, Project Coordinator

Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance
398 East Main Street, Suite 132
Tupelo, MS 38804
662.844.1276
http://mississippihills.org/

Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area
Monte Bona, Director
Utah Heritage Highway 89 Alliance
115 West Main
Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647
435.462.2456, ext. 104
http://www.mormonpioneerheritage.org

MotorCities National Heritage Area
Shawn Pomaville, Managing Director
200 Rennaissance Center, Ste. 3148
Detroit, MI 48243
313.259.3425
http://www.motorcities.org

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
Judy Sizemore, Executive Director
University of North Alabama
Box 5231
Florence, AL 35662
256.765.5028
http://msnha.una.edu

National Aviation Heritage Area
Anthony F. Sculimbrene, Director
National Aviation Heritage Alliance
P. O. Box 414
Dayton, Ohio 45409
937.443.0165

http://www.visitNAHA.com

National Coal Heritage Area Authority
Christy Bailey, Executive Director
Coal Heritage Highway Authority
PO Box 5176
Beckley, WV 25801
304.256.6941
http://www.coalheritage.org

Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Sara Capen
716.286.8579
http://www.nps.gov/nifa

Northern Plains National Heritage Area
David Borlaug, Board President
401 Main Street
Mandan, North Dakota 58554
701.663.4758
http://northernplainsheritage.org/

Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area
Thomas Romero, Executive Director
P.O. Box 610
Espanola, New Mexico 87532
505.753.0937
http://www.riograndenha.com/

Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Canal Way
Daniel M. Rice, President and CEO
Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
47 West Exchange St.
Akron, OH 44308
330.374.5657
http://www.ohioeriecanal.org

Oil Region National Heritage Area
Marilyn Black, Vice-President for Heritage Development
Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism
206 Seneca Street, 4th Floor/P.O. Box 128
Oil City, PA 16301-0128
814.677.3152
http://www.oilheritage.org

Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor
Charlene Perkins Cutler, Executive Director & CEO
The Last Green Valley
P.O. Box 29, 111 Main St.
Danielson, CT 06239-0029
860.774.3300
http://www.thelastgreenvalley.org

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
Augie Carlino, President & CEO
Steel Industry Heritage Corporation
The Bost Building
623 East Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
412.464.4020
http://www.riversofsteel.com

Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area
Christina Gallegos, Executive Director
12987 County Rd. G. 6
Conejos, CO 81129
719.376.6760
http://sdcnha.org

Schuylkill River National Heritage Area
Kurt Zwikl, Executive Director
140 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464
484.945.0200
http://www.schuylkillriver.org

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District
Denman Zirkle, Director
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
PO Box 897
New Market, VA 22844
540.740.4545
http://www.ShenandoahAtWar.org

Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area
Don Short, President
Fowler Building
604 Lafayette St., Suite 202
P.O. Box 2845
Waterloo, Iowa 50704
319.234.4567
http://www.silosandsmokestacks.org

South Carolina National Heritage Corridor
Michelle McCollum, Director
Heritage Tourism Development Office
South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
1205 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201
864.338.4841
http://www.sc-heritagecorridor.org

South Park National Heritage Area
Linda Balough, Director

Park County Office of Historic Preservation
PO Box 1373
Fairplay, CO 80440
719. 836.4298
http://www.southparkheritage.org

Path of Progress National Heritage Route
Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation Commission
http://www.nps.gov/papr

Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area
Dr. Van West, Director
Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University
1421 East Main Street/Box 80
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
615.898.2947
http://www.tncivilwar.org

Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area
Dan Bolognani, Executive Director
PO Box 493
Salisbury, CT 06068
860.435.9505
http://www.upperhousatonicheritage.org/

Wheeling National Heritage Area
Jeremy Morris, Executive Director
1400 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304.232.3087
http://www.wheelingheritage.org

Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area
Charles Flynn, Executive Director
Riverfront Development Office
180 West First Street, Suite E
Yuma, AZ 85364
928.373.5198
http://www.yumaheritage.com