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Learn about National Park Service History

A hundred years of history protecting America’s treasures

In 1926, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service as a new federal agency in the Department of the Interior, dedicated to protecting the national parks and monuments of the nation.

Join a Blue Ridge Parkway ranger to hear about the hundred year history of the National Park Service in a free event 10:30-11:45 a.m. Thursday April 26 at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, 195 Hemphill Knob Road at Parkway Milespost 384.

Learn how the National Park Service still strives to meet its original goals while serving as steward of our national treasures, an environmental advocate, partner in community revitalization and pioneer in the drive to protect America’s open spaces.

The free event is sponsored by the Blue Ridge National Heritage area, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Eastern National.

Contact
Amy Hollifield
828-298-5330 ext. 301 or amy@blueridgeheritage.com

In light of COVID-19 precautions, some sites may be closed or events canceled. Please check directly with the sites listed for the latest information.