In the summer of 2010 North Carolina’s Northeast Commission in cooperation with North Carolina’s Eastern Region and North Carolina’s Southeast hired a consulting team of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Heritage Tourism Division, Hanbury Preservation Consulting, August R. Carlino, and Point Heritage Development Consulting to conduct a feasibility study for a National Heritage Area designation within the forty county service area of the three sponsoring organizations. With funding from the Golden LEAF Foundation, the consulting team will develop a feasibility study in compliance with National Park Service Guidelines.
What is a National Heritage Area?
A National Heritage Area is a place designated by Congress where natural, cultural, historic and recreational resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography. For more information about National Heritage Areas go to http://www.nps.gov/history/heritageareas/
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