Museum Exhibition

The exhibition was organized by the National Building Museum with assistance from the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), a division of the National Park Service, and the Federal Lands Highway Office. In collaboration with Museum Chief Curator Joseph Rosa, the exhibition is curated by Timothy Davis, who has worked on HAER's roads and bridges program since 1991 and has written extensively on America's parkways and park roads.

Funding for Lying Lightly on the Land: Building America's National Park Roads and Parkways was provided by the Federal Lands Highway Office, Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Park Service of the Department of the Interior. Additional support was provided by the American Hotel & Motel Association, Figg Engineering Group, IBM Corporation, National Park Hospitality Association, and the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Web Feature

This feature was developed in part from the National Building Museum's exhibition leaflet and an electronic kiosk produced by Richard H. Quin and Timothy Davis for the exhibit. It was made possible with the assistance of the National Council of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO).

Historic American Buildings Survey/
Historic American Engineering Record
(HABS/HAER), National Park Service

  • Brian L. Cary, designer
  • Timothy Davis, consultant (NCSHPO)
National Park Service Cultural Resource Web Team

  • Mark Oviatt, design and technical consultant (NCSHPO)
  • Terry Childs, team leader

Photograph & Postcard Collections

Photographs were provided courtesy of:

  • Haynes Foundation Collection,
    Montana Historical Society
  • Historic American Engineering Record
  • National Park Service
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Figg Engineering Group
Postcards were provided courtesy of:

  • Jack and Susan Davis,
    Olde America Antiques, Bozeman, MT
  • Timothy Davis
  • Richard H. Quin

Additional Information

For more information contact:

National Building Museum
Historic American Engineering Record
Federal Lands Highway Office

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