The Reconstruction Era National Historic Network

Collage of African American men in suits

The John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act was signed into law on March 12, 2019, and outlined the creation of the Reconstruction Era National Historic Network. This network, managed by Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, includes sites and programs that are affiliated with the Reconstruction Era, but not necessarily managed by the National Park Service. The network facilitates and reviews Reconstruction Era related research and collaboration with affiliated sites and programs through agreements and partnerships. This network is nationwide and works to provide opportunities for visitors to connect to the stories of Reconstruction.

Historic Photo of African Americans in front of School

Discover the Network

Discover the sites, programs, and facilities that are a part of the Reconstruction Era National Historic Network

Sculpture of Robert Smalls next to a white church

Join the Network

Find out how your site, program, or facility can join the Reconstruction Era National Historic Network.

Last updated: March 12, 2020