Historical and Cultural Preservation

Centennial Challenge Project: Sharp Top Shelter Rehab

Matching Gift Opportunity! In 2017, Congress provided $20 million for projects across the country through the Centennial Challenge program. These funds will be matched by $33 million from more than 50 park partners to improve trails, restore buildings, and increase visitor access to parks. This project has been selected for a Centennial Challenge grant! That  means your contribution will be doubled by matching funds from the federal government, so you can feel twice as good about your gift.
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Centennial Challenge Project: Humpback Rocks Farm Rehab

Matching Gift Opportunity! In 2017, Congress provided $20 million for projects across the country through the Centennial Challenge program. These funds will be matched by $33 million from more than 50 park partners to improve trails, restore buildings, and increase visitor access to parks. This project has been selected for a Centennial Challenge grant! That means your contribution will be doubled by matching funds from the federal government, so you can feel twice as good about your gift.
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Blue Ridge Music Center Programming

The sounds of the fiddle, banjo, and guitar are likely to welcome you when you visit the Blue Ridge Music Center, where the music of our mountains is preserved, interpreted, and celebrated. Cultural preservation is a core element of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s mission, and we advance that goal by funding musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center at milepost 213 in Virginia.
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Moses H. Cone Memorial Park Rehabilitation

Anyone who strolls the loop around Bass Lake, rides horseback or hikes the carriage paths, or explores Flat Top Manor makes a connection with this 3,500-acre estate created by denim magnate Moses H. Cone in late 1800s. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is raising funds to address crucial repairs and maintenance as well as trail work and landscape restoration for this treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the last two years, the Foundation has raised $2 million for the rehab of the estate.
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Johnson Farm: Restore Structures

MATCHING GIFT OPPORTUNITY! In 2016, the National Park Service is celebrating its Centennial. In preparation for the anniversary, Congress designated $10 million toward a competitive bidding process called the Centennial Challenge to make improvements in National Parks across the country.
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