Connecting Rivers, Sea, & Land: Panhandle Maritime National Heritage Area


This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Florida history is firmly connected to its maritime landscape. A number of interpreted shipwreck trails, maritime museums, and archaeological resources along major rivers connect Northwest Florida’s land to its waterways and coastal areas. Although this region’s history plays an important part in the development of the United States, the significance of these resources has not been promoted in a cohesive manner. Designating this region as a National Heritage Area can result in promoting cultural tourism and historic preservation and in highlighting the diversity of heritage in Northwest Florida. In addition, a Heritage Area has potential for connecting with other states and would be the first exclusively NHA in Florida. This paper explores the feasibility, challenges, and benefits of creating a Panhandle Maritime National Heritage Area.

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Connecting Rivers, Sea, & Land: Panhandle Maritime National Heritage Area. Della A Scott-Ireton, Sorna Khakzad, Michael B Thomin. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449082)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 213