Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will take part in a new national event, “America’s Summer Roadtrip,” on Saturday. The online broadcast, created and hosted by The Pursuit of …
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will take part in a new national event, “America’s Summer Roadtrip,” on Saturday. The online broadcast, created and hosted by The Pursuit of History, promises to take viewers “across the country and through our nation’s history” with 12 live tours of historic sites across the nation.
The Saturday event runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with all tours broadcast at www.AmericasSummerRoadtrip.org. Conducted by leading expert guides, each tour will include a special behind-the-scenes look at areas, exhibits and artifacts that visitors would not get to see even if they went in person. Preview videos and a schedule of the day’s events can be found on the website. After the live broadcasts, each tour will be archived on that page for future viewing.
“We are delighted that Heart Mountain Interpretive Center will be a part of this groundbreaking new event,” said Carrie Lund, founder and executive director of The Pursuit of History. “They will reach people across the country who have a passion for history, which helps the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation fulfill their mission, and we expect many viewers from across the country will visit in future years.”
The 12 historic sites selected to participate represent many different eras, geographies and voices. Sites include a Revolutionary War battle site in New Jersey, the Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Salem, Massachusetts, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, the Molly Brown House in Denver, the Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina and the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico.
The Pursuit of History is a nonprofit that engages people in conversation about history and connects them with historic sites in their communities and across the country.