Lakes to Locks Passage has received a grant from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program to develop interpretive products that link key battles fought in northeastern New York and Vermont during the 1775-77 campaigns of the American Revolution.
The grant in the amount of $55,000 funds the development of a new guidebook, Waterways of War: The Turning Point of the American Revolution, as well as multimedia interpretation and a “Toolkit for Battlefield Stewardship.”
The objective of the project is to build awareness and appreciation of key battlefields and their associated historical places with suggestions for stewardship actions that can be taken by residents and visitors.
“The American Battlefield Protection Program supports projects that safeguard, preserve and tell the stories of America’s battlefields,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “These places are symbols of individual sacrifice and national heritage that we must protect to help this and future generations understand the struggles that shaped and define us as a nation.”
Information about the American Battlefield Protection Program in online at www.nps.gov/abpp.
More about Lakes to Locks
Lakes to Locks Passage’s programs are designed to build community pride and a commitment to stewardship of the region’s cultural resources. Their programs build collaborations with museums and cultural organizations to create a seamless experience that links communities based on their shared heritage. Unique stories of the region are delivered through thematic exhibits, interpretive products and multimedia technology.
Through a collaboration with National Geographic, Lakes to Locks Passage has a co-branded online interactive website to promote the region as a destination for travelers seeking an authentic, place-based tourism experience. If you are an organization or business in the communities along the waterways from Troy through the Champlain Canal, Lake George, Lake Champlain, to Quebec, and want to join the website, please contact Drew Alberti at email@example.com.
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