U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today applauded the designation of Huntsville, Alabama, as one the Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2010 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Senator Shelby was proud to support for this initiative for the City of Huntsville.
“North Alabama is a region with a rich history and strong heritage full of Southern hospitality,” said Shelby. “It is blessed with beautiful mountains and lakes, a rich and storied history, and some of the best people in the world. I am proud that the National Trust for Historic Preservation recognized these attributes and named Huntsville one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations.”
The Dozen Distinctive Destinations program recognizes unique cities and towns that are working to preserve their historic character, promote heritage tourism, enhance their community and encourage others to enjoy all they have to offer. Each year since 2000, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has selected 12 destinations across America that offer an authentic visitor experience by combining dynamic downtowns, diverse cultural activities, attractive architecture, and a strong commitment to historic preservation, sustainability, and revitalization. For more information, please visit the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s website at http://www.preservationnation.org.