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National Historic Landmarks Program


National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, just over 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff who guide the nomination process for new Landmarks and provide assistance to existing Landmarks.

NHL Program Releases Asian American Pacific Islander Theme Study

The National Historic Landmarks Program is proud to announce the release of Finding a Path Forward: Asian American Pacific Islander National Historic Landmarks Theme Study! To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the study was released at a celebration on May 22 in the U.S. Department of the Interior that included a keynote address by the study's editor, a workshop, and panel discussion.

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