Senators introduce bill to reauthorize Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama Senators Tommy Tuberville and Richard Shelby introduced a bill on Wednesday to reauthorize the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (MSNHA).

MSNHA covers parts of six counties in northwest Alabama, including Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, and Morgan. National heritage areas are generally authorized for periods of 15 years before requiring re-authorisation.

The MSNHA is due to expire in 2024.

MSNHA director Carolyn Crawford told News 19 that many people don’t have a full appreciation or understanding of the area’s rich history.

“You just started digging into this history and it’s amazing all the things that have happened here and around the world because of the people here,” Crawford said.

MSNHA works to share the history and culture of the region. They work with museums and other educational institutions, provide scholarships to researchers and organize recreational activities for the public. To learn more, you can visit their official website here.


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