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Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois


Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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  • National parks are special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

  • The American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.

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  • Certified Local Governments are grass-roots partners in historic preservation. They are eligible to receive grants and technical expertise.

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  • The Federal Lands to Parks program helps states and communities acquire surplus federal land to create new parks and recreation places.

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  • Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives revitalize communities by encouraging private sector rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings.

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  • Land & Water Conservation Fund matching grants help states and communities provide open spaces and healthy recreation places for people.

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  • The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

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  • Preserve America matching grants protect community character and economic vitality through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation.

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  • RTCA provides expertise and empowers communities to protect their own special places for conservation and outdoor recreation.

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  • Save America’s Treasures matching grants to historic properties and museum collections preserve our nation’s unique, irreplaceable cultural heritage.

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Illinois Highlights

  • The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum today

    Save America's Treasures grant

    Social reform and the Settlement House Movement

    Chicago, Illinois

    Jane Addams was a Nobel Peace Prize-winner, whose work with women and children and inner city neighborhoods redefined American democracy.

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  • Biking the trail at Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

    Federal Lands to Parks transfer

    Take a break

    Naperville, Illinois

    Only 20 miles from Chicago, Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve is a beautiful place to enjoy nature and outdoor activities.

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  • Paddling has gained popularity in Illinois.

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    Illinois' friendliest paddle

    Stephenson County, Illinois

    Novice and experienced paddlers alike are invited to sample the first six miles of a new water trail on the Pecatonica River.

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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/13.