Travel + Leisure Shares NPF’s Insights on the Reopening of Arlington House

Friday, June 11, 2021NPF News

NPF President and CEO Will Shafroth’s insights were included in Travel + Leisure’s feature story about the reopening of Arlington House, for which NPF helped provide funding. Read an excerpt from the article below. 

“The home, Arlington House, reopened earlier this week with a brand-new visitor experience that aims to tell the stories of the enslaved people who were forced to work on the plantation as well as the infamous family who lived there. 

‘The reopening of Arlington House provides a place for hard and important conversations that illuminate more perspectives, including the experiences of enslaved people and their descendants," Will Shafroth, the president and CEO of the National Park Foundation, said in a statement, adding the project restored ‘the plantation house and enslaved people's living quarters and created new educational exhibits, inspiring people to reflect on the realities of our past, consider how it informs where we are today, and work together to create a more just and equitable future.’” 

Read the full article here.