So it was a pleasure for Grateful American™ Radio Show co-hosts Hope Katz Gibbs and David Bruce Smith to travel to Waterford, VA — headquarters of The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership (JTHG) — to interview Cate Magennis Wyatt, founder and president of the organization.
Wyatt’s mission is to shine a spotlight on the National Heritage Area that runs from Gettysburg, PA, through Maryland and West Virginia, to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, VA.
The historical land, stretching 180 miles long and 75 miles wide, includes:
- Nine presidential homes and birthplaces,
- More than 10,000 sites on the National Register of Historic Places, and
- Sites from the Revolutionary War, French and Indian War, War of 1812, and the Civil War.
This historic region is home not only to beautiful houses, charming towns, and battlefields, but also to 13 of the nation’s 400 national parks.
Scroll down for the Q&A, and click “play” below to to watch this episode of the Grateful American™ TV Show with Cate Magennis Wyatt.