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National Heritage Area

What is a National Heritage Area?
A National Heritage Area is a place recognized by the United States Congress for its unique contribution to the American experience. In a national heritage area, natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography. These patterns make national heritage areas representative of the national experience through the physical features that remain and the traditions that have evolved in the areas. Continued use of the national heritage areas by people whose traditions helped to shape the landscapes enhances their significance.
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Cane River National Heritage Area

Designated by Congress in 1994, Cane River National Heritage Area is non-profit organization that works to identify, preserve, and promote the unique culture of the Cane River region so more people can understand and celebrate our region’s diverse and nationally important heritage. 

Like most NHA’s, Cane River NHA uses grassroots, community-driven approach to heritage conservation and economic development. Through public-private partnerships, Cane River NHA supports historic preservation, natural resource conservation, recreation, heritage tourism, and educational projects. Leveraging funds and long-term support for projects, Cane River NHA partnerships foster pride of place and an enduring stewardship ethic.

Cane River National Heritage Area belongs to the Alliance of National Heritage Areas, an organization that promotes quality sustainable heritage development and advocacy. Learn more about the ANHA.