New River Gorge National River, West Virginia

West Virginia

New River Gorge National River

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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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West Virginia Highlights

  • The Argabrite House, Alderson, West Virginia

    National Register of Historic Places

    Cottage by mail

    Alderson, West Virginia

    The Argabrite House was a mail order house from one of the most successful architectural and house plan firms in the world, J.H. Daverman & Son.

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  • The Capitol Theatre lights up the night

    Save America's Treasures grant

    The stage of the Mountain State

    Downtown Wheeling, West Virginia

    This 1928 grand Beaux-Arts theater is restored to life as a community landmark and a vibrant stage for arts and entertainment.

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  • Rehabilitation was nearly complete when the historic snowstorms of 2010 hit

    Preservation Tax Credit

    Gerrardstown church reborn

    Gerrardstown, West Virginia

    Discover how a church abandoned by its congregation over 50 years ago found new life as an art space.

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  • The future Meadow River Rail Trail

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    Rail-to-Trail Project Underway

    Rainelle and Nallen, West Virginia

    Community leaders strive to acquire an abandoned railroad right-of-way along the Meadow 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.


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