Heritage Area

Bringing the history and legacy of the area to life. 

What We Do

ATHA, Inc. manages one of Maryland’s thirteen certified heritage tourism areas and is known for its Maryland Milestones programming, which celebrates the region’s distinctive history, from the Battle of Bladensburg to Route 1’s roadside neon signs and murals. The non-profit organization supports museums and historic sites, small businesses and main streets, and parks and trails through grant-making, tourism marketing, and partnerships with local municipalities. ATHA, Inc. is headquartered in The Annalie and Soren Ebbeler Maryland Milestones Heritage Center, located in the heart of hip and historic Hyattsville, Maryland—just one of the towns and communities that the Heritage Areas serves and supports throughout the more than 100 square mile heritage area.