History

C&O Canal -- Lock 3 in 1900 and 2015
C&O Canal -- Lock 3 as it looked in 1900 and 2015

Overview

History is the study of the past through written records, oral accounts, and material objects. It allows us to constantly update and change our understandings of how we reached the present. The National Capital Region’s history program documents how and why national park sites formed and how they relate to major topics in American history, such as the Civil War and Reconstruction, Civil Rights, women's history, and environmental history. Research products include administrative histories, historic resource studies, and special history studies, some of which culuminate in Narional Register nominations.

Contact

Please contact Emily Kambic, Ph.D., Regional Historian, for more information. If you need assistance from Resource Stewardship and Science (RESS), you may submit a Solution for Technical Assistance Requests (STAR) request online (NPS Only).

Links

NCR Administrative Histories

Source: Data Store Saved Search 3804. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

NCR Historic Resource Studies

Source: Data Store Saved Search 3657. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

NCR Special History Studies

Source: Data Store Saved Search 3803. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

NCR African American History Reports

Source: Data Store Saved Search 4855. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Last updated: June 7, 2021