Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary
World Heritage Sites in the United States
 

Credits
 

The World Heritage Sites in the United States Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary was produced by the National Park Service's Heritage Education Services and the National Park Service Office of International Affairs, in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. Much of the descriptions of the World Heritage Sites included in the itinerary has been taken from the publication entitled World Heritage Sites in the United States produced by Eastern National in cooperation with the National Park Service's Office of International Affairs. The itinerary also uses registration information on historic places in the National Park Service National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks collections, National Park Service websites and brochures for units of the National Park System, and other information. Many of the National Park Service National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks registration files are online, particularly for the units of the National Park System and National Historic Landmarks that are included in this itinerary.

Carol Shull, Interim Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places and Chief, Heritage Education Services, National Park Service, developed the concept for the itinerary, did the final editing, and provided overall management of its production. Stephen Morris, Chief of the National Park Service Office of International Affairs helped develop the concept and his office provided much of the content and many of the images for the itinerary. Stephen Morris also authored the essay, "World Heritage Sites in the United States: A Perspective from the National Park Service." Gustavo Araoz, President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and former executive director of the United States Committee of the International Committee on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) authored the essay, "How the World Heritage Convention Works." Phyllis Ellin, Jonathan Putnam, and April Brooks of the National Park Service Office of International Affairs contributed to the preparation of this itinerary.

Katie Orr, contracting historian, completed the final programming of the itinerary website and edited the content prior to publication. Jeff Joeckel of the National Park Service National Register of Historic Places staff provided advice and assisted in launching the itinerary. The following student interns with National Park Service Heritage Education Services made valuable contributions to its preparation, collectively creating content, doing photo research, programming, and assisting in other ways: Jacquelyn Browning, Alexandra Knabe, Mae Maginnis, Christopher Penrith, Kenneth Wohl, and Fengyi Wu. Heritage Education Services intern Ian Crawford developed the initial programming to adjust the itinerary series template to a responsive design and Kathleen Madigan provided additional programming.

The itinerary was produced with the support of the National Park Service's Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science; Jon Smith, Deputy Associate Director Preservation Assistance Programs; and Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks.

Homepage Photo Credits: Photos appearing on the Homepage are courtesy of the National Park Service.

Banner photo captions: Mesa Verde photographs by Shealah Craighead, courtesy of the White House; Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site photograph courtesy of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site; Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park photograph by J.D. Griggs, courtesy of US Geological Service; Monticello photograph courtesy of the Carol M. Highsmith collection at the Library of Congress; Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point photographs by Susan Guice and Diana Greenlee; Papahānaumokuākea photograph of fish by Claire Fackler, courtesy of NOAA; Taos Pueblo photographs by Ansel Adams, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

List of Sites Page Side Panel Photo Captions: Glacier Bay; Grand Canyon National Park; Pacific Coast at Redwood National Park; Mesa Verde's Long House Dwellings, photo courtesy of the White House; the Florida Everglades; Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park; Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, photo courtesy of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site; Mammoth Cave National Park; Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point; Many Glaciers Hotel in Waterton Glacier International Peace Park; Great Kiva at Chaco Culture; Statue of Liberty and New York City in the background; Independence Hall's Congress Hall; San Juan National Historic Site; Great Smoky Mountains; the University of Virginia Rotunda; the Olympics in Olympic National Park; historic Queens Laundry building in Yellowstone National Park.

 

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