History & Culture
Completed in 1997, Three Important Themes and Sub-Themes in the History and Ecology of the Potomac River Basin, a "white paper" by Philip W. Ogilvie, Ph.D., author of Along the Potomac and other works, has served as a foundation for interpretive planning in the Trail corridor and for establishing thematic connections between and among Trail segments. Click on the citation to download a copy (2.2MG): Philip W Ogilvie, Ph.D., 1997, Three Important Themes and Sub-Themes in the History and Ecology of the Potomac River Basin.
Inspired and Shaped by Hundreds of Generations: Conservation, Landscape and the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is a Powerpoint presentation developed for a 2012 conference in the State of Maryland (~ 4 MG).
Considerations When Planning for American Indian Interpretation at Your Site is a pamphlet prepared by Deanna Beacham in October, 2012.
To learn about the fascinating archeology in the Greater Washington, D.C., area, click here.
The Underground Railroad & the Potomac Heritage National Scenict Trail corridor: Click here to download page one of a brochure completed in 2004. We are seeking a volunteer to research updates and to edit the brochure (in Word).
Did You Know?
The Civil War Defenses of Washington exist because of geology and topography. The strategic high ground where the fortifications are located stretches between two considerably different geologic terrains: the Piedmont Plateau to the north and west and the Atlantic Coastal Plain to the east.