Reflecting on Our Past, Inspiring Our Future
America’s national parks preserve our country’s greatest collection of treasures, and the National Park System offers a unique lens through which to view and understand American history and culture. The National Park Foundation (NPF) helps to safeguard the historic sites and collections that hold our shared history, recognizing that our national discourse is ever-evolving to reflect our past, engage the present, and imagine the future.
With this work, NPF aims to share more comprehensive and inclusive stories that amplify the full range of experience and voices that are woven into the fabric of the United States. Through dynamic educational programs, professional development opportunities, rehabilitation of historic sites, and the preservation – both physically and digitally – of irreplaceable artifacts and places, NPF, together with our partners, remains dedicated to increasing access to places, cultural resources, and stories that help all people gain a deeper understanding of parks as our common ground and shared inheritance.
By elevating stories of America’s diversity and the fight for equality, meaningful conversations are sparked about our past and the work remaining to achieve a more perfect union. NPF’s History & Culture programs highlight and protect the sites and stories that shape our past, present, and future.