The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony on the following bills: S. 1633, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of including the battlefield and related sites of the Battle of Shepherdstown in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, as part of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park or Antietam National Battlefield, and for other purposes; S. 1993 and H.R. 2197, to modify the boundary of the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park in the State of Ohio, and for other purposes; S. 2207, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating Green McAdoo School in Clinton, Tennessee as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes; S. 2254, to establish the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area in the State of Mississippi, and for other purposes; S. 2262, to authorize the Preserve America Program and Save America's Treasures Program, and for other purposes; S. 2329 and H.R.2627, to establish the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in the State of New Jersey as the successor to the Edison National Historic Site; S. 2502 and H.R. 3332, to provide for the establishment of a memorial within Kalaupapa National Historical Park located on the island of Molokai, in the State of Hawaii, to honor and perpetuate the memory of those individuals who were forcibly relocated to the Kalaupapa Peninsula from 1866 to 1969, and for other purposes; S. 2512, to establish the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area in the State of Mississippi, and for other purposes; H. R. 3998, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct special resources studies of certain lands and structures to determine the appropriate means for preservation, use, and management of the resources associated with such lands and structures.
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Witness Panel 1
Hon. Lynn ScarlettDeputy SecretaryDepartment of the Interior
Witness Panel 2
Richard MoePresidentNational Trust for Historic Preservation
The Honorable Jim SurkampCounty CommissionerJefferson County, West Virginia