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Virtual Exhibits & Multimedia

One of the most valuable aspects of HABS, HAER and HALS documentation is its inherent educational value. Building on the success of our measured and interpretative drawings, large format photographs and written historical reports, HDP is now producing Virtual Tours and a variety of other Multimedia products for our project sponsors. These new multimedia components, when used in parallel to our traditional documentation products, aid in the interpretation and understanding of historic American sites and allows virtual explorers to experience sites, structures and landscapes, in new ways.

Use the project descriptions and links below to see some of our latest multimedia products of recently documents HABS, HAER and HALS projects.

 

Screenshot of Meuse-Argonne virtual tour

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery & Memorial, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France

Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery & Memorial is the largest overseas American cemetery administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). Prominent French-born American architect Paul P. Cret served as consulting architect.

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Santa Susana Field Laboratory, near Simi Valley, California

The Santa Susana Field Laboratory is a large test facility which once served as a proving grounds for numerous Air Force and NASA rocket engines and components. High up in the rocky terrain of the Simi Hills between Simi Valley and Los Angeles sit the remnants of several unique rocket test stands, silent reminders of an era driven by scientific advancement.

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César E. Chávez National Monument

César E. Chávez National Monument, known also as Nuestra Señora Reina De La Paz (Our Lady Queen of Peace) or simply La Paz, is a 108-acre site located in Keene, California situated in the Tehachapi Mountains. The site was once the home and workplace of César E. Chávez, who is recognized as the most important Latino leader in the history of the United States during the twentieth century.

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50 Years of the National Historic Preservation Act

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Heritage Documentation Programs reflect upon over eighty years of documentation. Explore this interactive map to see the range of places documented by HABS, HAER, and HALS.

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Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial, Waregem, Belgium

Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial is one of eight overseas World War I cemeteries designed and administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), a federal agency created in 1923. Flanders Field is the only ABMC World War I cemetery in Belgium.

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Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York/New Jersey

The United States Immigration Station at Ellis Island, established in 1892, was the most prominent federal immigration facility. After a fire destroyed the original wood buildings in 1897, Ellis Island was expanded and improved by a series of landfill projects and monumental new buildings still there today.

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Totem Trail, Sitka National Historical Park, Alaska

Sitka National Historical Park's unique and remarkable collection of totem poles dates to 1903. The poles have been carefully situated along the Park's Totem Trail, a scenic pedestrian walk through the forested grove located between Sitka Sound and the Indian River.

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Yukon Mining Sites, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Alaska

Located in Interior Alaska along the border with Canada, the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve possesses numerous historic sites associated with gold prospectors who operated dredges and utilized other mining processes to recover significant quantities of placer gold from area creeks.

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USS Cairo Ironclad Gunboat Sites, Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi

USS Cairo was commissioned in January 1862 for the Union Navy by James Buchanan Eads during the American Civil War. On 12 December 1862, the USS Cairo was the first ship in history to be sunk by an electrically detonated torpedo in the Yazoo River, north of Vicksburg. The salvaged historic gunboat and its artifacts can now be seen at the Vicksburg National Military Park.

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Screenshot of Pu`uhonau O Honaunau virtual tour

Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau, Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Hawai'i

Situated on the west coast of the island of Hawaii on Honaunau Bay, Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park encompasses the best preserved pu'uhonua, or place of refuge, where criminals, defeated warriors, and those who had violated kapu (referring to the ancient Hawaiian code of conduct) could flee and receive absolution from a priest. The Pu'uhonua is still considered a sacred site.

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Space Transportation System, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Since 1995, the National Park Service has partnered with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to document many of the historic resources related to our Nation's space program. Recently, they teamed up to record the nation's Space Transportation System, known popularly as the Space Shuttle..

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Screenshot of the Iceberg Rock Staircase fly-through

HDP presents fly-throughs of historic sites

Heritage Documentation Programs has produced videos fly-through of a number of historic sites recently documented, including the Cabin Camp 1 Dining Hall at Prince William Forest Park and the historic stairs at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

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Heritage Documentation Programs celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Heritage Documentation Programs pays tribute to the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans by highlighting several HABS/HAER/HALS surveys that are significant to Hispanic Heritage.

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Parkitecture in Western National Parks

The idea of designing with nature flourished in the National Park Service during the early decades of the 20th century. This exhibit showcases the rustic designs of National Park Service structures that have been documented by HABS/HAER/HALS.

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Dirt street in South Pass City, Wyoming

Heritage Documentation Programs celebrates Women's History Month

Heritage Documentation Programs celebrates Women's History Month by highlighting several HABS/HAER/HALS surveys that are significant to Women's History.

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Lying Lightly on the Land

Based on HAER documentation, this exhibit traces the history of road development in National Parks. Colorful period postcards depict Yellowstone before the automobile, and eight other National Parks during the golden age of park road development.

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Drawing of Old Jewish Orphanage

Heritage Documentation Progams celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

Heritage Documentation Programs celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month by highlighting several HABS/HAER/HALS survys that are significant to Jewish Heritage.

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Drawing of Ebenezer Church

Heritage Documentation Programs celebrates National African American History Month

Heritage Documentation Programs celebrates African American Heritage Month by highlighting several HABS/HAER/HALS surveys that are significant to African American Heritage.
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