The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) was created in 2000 to document our country's dynamic landscapes. Much progress has been made in identifying cultural landscapes but more is needed to document these designed and vernacular places. For the 2013 HALS Challenge, we pose an initiative to document historic landscapes that reflect the heritage of women. People from every state are hereby challenged to complete at least one HALS short format history to increase awareness of the role of women in shaping the American landscape. Short format histories should be submitted to HALS at the National Park Service no later than July 31, 2013.
For more information, contact Paul Dolinsky, chief of HALS, 202-354-2116, Paul_Dolinsky@nps.gov. Also, follow this link.