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) — and interview Cate Magennis Wyatt, the organization’s founder and president.
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.
Her dedication to bringing history to life is inspiring. And it’s not just teaching more people about the lives and accomplishments of the Founding Fathers and Mothers that Wyatt is interested in. Her goal is to have millions of people visit the historical swath that stretches 180 miles long and 75 miles wide, and 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.