National Heritage Areas
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National Park Service
National Heritage Areas Program Office

Interested in learning more about the National Heritage Areas program? Please contact the program office in Washington DC.

Martha Raymond
National Coordinator for Heritage Areas
1201 "Eye" Street, NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202.354.2222

Heather Scotten
Assistant National Coordinator for Heritage Areas
1201 "Eye" Street, NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202.513.7057

Katie Durcan
Assistant National Coordinator for Heritage Areas
1201 "Eye" Street, NW 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
phone: 202.354.2268

National Park Service
Regional National Heritage Area Coordinators

Interested in finding out more about the National Heritage Area designation process in your region of the country? Please contact the regional staff person below.

Northeast region (ME,NH,VT,MA,CT,RI,NY,PA,NJ,VA,MD,WV,DE)

Peter Samuel
National Heritage Areas Program Coordinator
Northeast Regional Office
200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
phone: 215.597.1848

Midwest region (OH,MI,IN,IL,WI,MN,NE,AR,MO,IA,SD,ND)

Chris Stein
National Heritage Areas Coordinator
Midwest Regional Office
Omaha, NE. 68102
phone: (715) 557-0125

Intermountain Region (TX,OK,NM,AZ,CO,MT,UT,WY)

Alexandra Hernandez
National Heritage Areas Coordinator
Intermountain Regional Office
12795 W. Alameda Parkway
Denver, CO 80225
phone: 303.969.2846

Southeast Region (SC,NC,GA,TN,AL,MS,LA,KY,FL)

Maggie Tyler
National Heritage Areas Coordinator
Southeast Regional Office
100 Alabama Street SW - 1924 Building
Atlanta, GA 30303
phone: 404-507-5821

Pacific West Region (CA,WA,OR,ID,HI,NV)

Linda Stonier
National Heritage Areas Co-Coordinator
333 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
phone: 415.623.2322

Alaska Region

John Quinley
Assistant Regional Director, Communications
240 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
phone: 907.644.3512
fax: 907.644.3816

National Capital Region - please contact the program office in Washington DC.

National Heritage Areas Contact Information

Contact a national heritage area staff directly for more information on programs and projects

Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area
Sarah Watson, Executive Director
Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition
#1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area
Mera Cardenas, Executive Director
Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance

3787 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038-4407

Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Debra Credeur, Coordinator
Louisiana Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
1051 North Third Street
P.O. Box 94291
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9291

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
Dayton Sherrouse, Executive Director
Augusta Canal Authority
P.O. Box 2367
Augusta, GA 30903-2367

888.659-8926 (toll free)

Baltimore National Heritage Area
Jeffrey P. Buchheit, Director
12 W. Madison St., Ste 120
Baltimore, MD 21201

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
Angie Chandler, Executive Director
Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center
195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Cache La Poudre River National Heritage Area
Kathleen Benedict, Executive Director
8313 West F Street
Greeley, CO 80631

Cane River National Heritage Area
Cynthia Sutton, Executive Director
Cane River National Heritage Area Commission
452 Jefferson St., Suite 150
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership
Bill Howland, Manager
Lake Champlain Basin Program
54 West Shore Road
Grand Isle, VT 05458

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area
Noreen Bodman, Executive Director
Crossroads of the American Revolution Association
101 Barrack Street
Trenton, NJ 08854

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Elissa Garafalo, Executive Director
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road
Easton, PA 18042

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Bob Ratliff, Executive Director

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commision
P.O. Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188

Essex National Heritage Area
Annie Harris, Executive Director
Essex National Heritage Commission
221 Essex St., Suite 41
Salem, MA 01970

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Julie McPike, Program Coordinator
Freedom's Frontier Partnership Team
P.O. Box 526
Lawrence, KS 66044

Freedom's Way National Heritage Area
Patrice Todisco, Chair

100 Sherman Avenue
Devens, MA 01434

Great Basin National Heritage Area
Brandi Roberts, Executive Director
Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership
P.O. Box 78
Baker, NV 89311

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
Dr. J. Herman Blake, Executive Director
Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
538 Spanish Wells Road
Hilton Head, SC 29926

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
Mark Castiglione, Acting Executive Director
Hudson River Valley Greenway
Capitol Building, Room 254
Albany , NY 12224

Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor
Ana Koval, President & CEO
Canal Corridor Association
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301

John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
Charlene Perkins Cutler, Director
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
670 Linwood Ave., Unit #10
Whitinsville, MA 01588

Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area
William Sellers, President
Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
15481 2nd Street
Waterford, VA 20197

Kenai Mountains - Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area
Kaylene Johnson, Program Manager
Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm Corridor Communities Association
PO Box 771054
Eagle River, AK 99577

Lackawanna Heritage Valley
Natalie Solfanelli, Executive Director
Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority
538 Spruce Street, Suite 516
Scranton, PA 18503

Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area
Dr. Rolando Herts
Delta State University
PO Box 257
Stoneville, MS 38776

Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area
Rhonda Price, Director
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
Office of Coastal Management & Planning
1141 Bayview Avenue, Suite 101
Biloxi, MS 39530

Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area
Bobby King, Program Manager

Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance
398 East Main Street, Suite 132
Tupelo, MS 38804

Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area
Monte Bona, Director
Utah Heritage Highway 89 Alliance
115 West Main
Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647
435.462.2456, ext. 104

MotorCities National Heritage Area
Shawn Pomaville, Managing Director
200 Rennaissance Center, Ste. 3148
Detroit, MI 48243

Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area
Alma Hubbard, Executive Director
University of North Alabama
Box 5231
Florence, AL 35662

National Aviation Heritage Area
Anthony F. Sculimbrene, Director
National Aviation Heritage Alliance
P. O. Box 414
Dayton, Ohio 45409

National Coal Heritage Area Authority
Christy Bailey, Executive Director
Coal Heritage Highway Authority
PO Box 5176
Beckley, WV 25801

Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Sara Capen

Northern Plains National Heritage Area
Aaron Barth, Executive Director
401 Main Street
Mandan, North Dakota 58554

Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area
Thomas Romero, Executive Director
P.O. Box 610
Espanola, New Mexico 87532

Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Canal Way
Daniel M. Rice, President and CEO
Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition
47 West Exchange St.
Akron, OH 44308

Oil Region National Heritage Area
Marilyn Black, Vice-President for Heritage Development
Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism
206 Seneca Street, 4th Floor/P.O. Box 128
Oil City, PA 16301-0128

The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor
Lois Bruinooge, Executive Director
The Last Green Valley
P.O. Box 29, 111 Main St.
Danielson, CT 06239-0029

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
Augie Carlino, President & CEO
Steel Industry Heritage Corporation
The Bost Building
623 East Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120

Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area
Rick Manzanares, Program Director
623 4th Street
Alamosa, CO 81101

Schuylkill River National Heritage Area
Silas Chamberlain, Executive Director
140 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District
Kevin Walker, CEO
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
PO Box 897
New Market, VA 22844

Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area
Cara Miller, President
Fowler Building
604 Lafayette St., Suite 202
P.O. Box 2845
Waterloo, Iowa 50704

South Carolina National Heritage Corridor
Michelle McCollum, President & CEO
PO Box 477
Belton, SC 29627

South Park National Heritage Area
Linda Balough, Director

Park County Office of Historic Preservation
PO Box 1373
Fairplay, CO 80440
719. 836.4298

Path of Progress National Heritage Route
Southwestern Pennsylvania Heritage Preservation Commission

Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area
Dr. Van West, Director
Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University
1421 East Main Street/Box 80
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area
Dan Bolognani, Executive Director
PO Box 493
Salisbury, CT 06068

Wheeling National Heritage Area
Jeanne Finstein, Interim Director
1400 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area
Charles Flynn, Executive Director
Riverfront Development Office
180 West First Street, Suite E
Yuma, AZ 85364