The mission of the Harpers Ferry Historical Association is "Stewardship through Education." Established in 1971, this not-for-profit association has provided over $1 million to enhance the interpretive and education programs of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the National Park Service. The association helps fund park public education programs, living history event, media for curriculum-based learning, publications, and visitor information assistance. These donations enhance the visitor experience at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
The Harpers Ferry Historical Association is one of 65 cooperating association serving the National Park Service. Each year millions of people visit America's national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands. At many of these areas, not-for-profit partner organizations, known as "cooperating" associations, enhance these visits by providing information and other visitor services. These associations provide high-quality, agency-approved publications, maps, videos, theme-related merchandise, and educational programs to help visitors understand each site's natural and cultural significance. And the purchases visitors makes at a cooperating association sales outlet generate revenues that help support additional interpretation, education, and visitor service programs.
To learn more about our cooperating association, please contact the Harpers Ferry Historical Association directly or visit their website.