“We are taking this extraordinary step to ensure that parks are protected, and that visitors can continue to access parks with limited basic services,” said P. Daniel Smith, NPS deputy director.
While the outdoor memorials are open to visitors during the shutdown, other monuments and services may not be available.
PBS host Geoffrey Baer is back this summer with new episodes of his series “10 That Changed America” focusing on streets, monuments and marvels, including one show that gives the surprising inside story behind icons like the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore.
D.C.’s 40 boundary stones were set in place at the behest of President George Washington in 1791 to designate the border of the nation’s capital. Like everything in America, there’s a story to the boundary stones. And, like everything in Washington, it’s a precarious, convoluted mess of politics, money and geography.
A monument honoring 400 years of achievements by women throughout the Commonwealth is coming to the Virginia State Capitol grounds.
A veteran and self-proclaimed free-speech advocate attempted to take down the black tarp covering a statue or Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville. See photos from the scene.
How can the nation continue to honor those who have served when memorials deteriorate and finances are tight?
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.