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S. 3141 (117th): New Philadelphia National Historical Park Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 12, 2022.

New Philadelphia National Historical Park Act

This bill establishes the New Philadelphia National Historical Park in Illinois as a unit of the National Park System.

The purposes of the park are to (1) protect, preserve, and interpret the many significant aspects of the park; and (2) coordinate preservation and interpretation activities with Illinois and other public and nonpublic entities through cooperative agreements entered into under this bill.

The park shall consist of the approximately 124.33 acres of land within the boundary generally identified as Legislative Boundary on the map titled New Philadelphia National Historic Site Proposed Boundary and dated July 2021.

The Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Illinois shall be responsible for the management and operations of the park.

The Department of the Interior may enter into cooperative agreements with Illinois or other entities under which Interior may identify, interpret, and provide assistance for the preservation of nonfederal land within the park's boundaries and at sites in close proximity to the park but located outside its boundaries.

Interior may acquire for inclusion in the park any land and interests in land (including any buildings and structures) by donation, purchase, or exchange. Any land owned by Illinois or a political subdivision of Illinois may be acquired for inclusion in the park only by donation.

Interior shall complete a general management plan for the park.