Designated by Congress in 1996, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area [HRVNHA] was created to recognize the importance of the significant historic, cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley to the nation. The Hudson River Valley Greenway is the management entity for the HRVNHA. The primary themes of the HRVNHA are “Freedom and Dignity,” “Nature and Culture” and “Corridor of Commerce”. A coordinated signage program is being developed that will serve to highlight heritage locations and will help bolster regional identity throughout the Hudson River Valley. Currently, some of the HRVNHA heritage programs include gateway and directional signing for Heritage Sites; a Revolutionary War Trails; trails through the landscapes painted by the artists of the Hudson River School; and places interpreting technological and industrial innovation such as steamboats, foundries, mills and lighthouses. For more information about the National Heritage Area please visit www.hudsonrivervalley.com.
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