Journey Through A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
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Hallowed Ground
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Journey Through Hallowed Ground, was produced by the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior, in cooperation with Scenic America, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO), and the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC). It was created under the direction of Carol D. Shull, Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, Patrick Andrus, Heritage Tourism Director, and Beth L. Savage, Publications Director. Journey Through Hallowed Ground is based on information in the files of the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmark collections. These materials are kept at 800 N. Capitol Street, NW, in Washington, open from 8:00am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

Scenic America, directed by Meg Maguire, conceptualized and compiled materials for the itinerary, under the guidance of their Program Director, Deborah L. Myerson. AICP. Site descriptions were primarily excerpted from The Virginia Landmarks Register (4th edition, 1999), published by the University Press of Virginia. We are grateful for this significant contribution provided by Calder Loth, Senior Architectural Historian with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and Editor of The Virginia Landmarks Register. Contextual essays were written by Rudy Abrahmson, author of Hallowed Ground, Preserving America's Heritage; John S. Salmon, Staff Historian of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources; and Deborah Myerson, AICP of Scenic America. Nathan Poe and Shannon Bell (both of NCSHPO) created the design for the travel itinerary. Shannon Bell coordinated project production for the National Register, and was greatly assisted in the website's compilation by Jeff Joeckel and Rustin Quaide (both of NCSHPO).

Many other individuals made important contributions to this project. Marc C. Wagner, National Register Manager, and Suzanne K. Durham, Archivist, of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, assisted with color and historic images. Special recognition should be given to Elizabeth M. Gushee (Library of Virginia); the Museum of Culpeper History; the Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center for Genealogy and Local History, Bull Run Regional Library, Prince William County; Carolyn M. Book (Monticello); Patricia C. Muth (George C. Marshall International Center); Loudoun County Parks and Recreation; Barboursville Vineyard; Carolyn Homes (Ash Lawn-Highland); and W. Michael Gillespie (Fluvanna County Historical Society) who also supplied color and/or historic photographs. Ben Pugno, intern from the University of California at Davis, assisted with preparing the photographs for the web, and Mary Downs, National Council of Preservation Educators intern, compiled the Learn More section.


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