The National Park Service is holding three public meetings the next four nights in the Beaufort region as it decides the future of the state’s newest national monument.
Reconstruction Era National Monument Superintendent Melissa English-Rias said the agency wants to hear from the public before deciding on a framework for the new park. The monument will cover five different sites across Beaufort County which focus on African-American history in the years during and immediately following the Civil War.
English-Rias said the feedback will be used to craft the park’s “foundation document” next year. “The foundation document is important because it’ll give us the beginnings of the developing the themes, topics and stories of Reconstruction National Monument,” she said. [Read more…]