Featured Cultural Landscape Stories

The bright petals of a water lily are reflected in gently rippling water.

Landscapes Shaped by Water

Stories showing how landscapes' design, use, and natural sytems are connected to the flow of water.
Two Pole Chain and folding pocket compass in a square wooden case, from LECL

Navigating Cultural Landscapes

Stories of maps, site plans, and wayfinding features that have played a role in shaping an understanding of cultural landscapes.
Three women in long dresses stand in a yard near a house

Women's History & Cultural Landscapes

Stories of places that show the varied experience of "womanhood" across cultural, social, geographic, and temporal boundaries.
Nicodemus School, surrounded by flat, open landscape

Civil Rights & Cultural Landscapes

Stories of national park landscapes that serve as a physical memory of our nation's civil rights history.
A scatter of small houses surrounded by wooden fencing

Social Injustice in the Landscape

A series of landscape stories interwoven with a history of social injustice.

Tree branches cause shadows to fall on the side of a one-story building.

Hidden in Plain Sight

This series uncovers history in everyday landscapes, featuring ordinary and overlooked landscapes that can reveal tales of our shared national identity.

A woman in a long, dark dress seated beside standing men.

People in Preservation

Profiles of educators, historical figures, and contemporary stewards that have influenced or been influenced by landscapes and their preservation.

Last updated: September 11, 2017