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Thursday, October 11th, 2012

  • A privately owned 30-acre tract in the shadow of Tabernacle Dome inside Zion National Park has been acquired by two non-profit organizations that intend to donate it to the park.

    The acreage was acquired by the National Parks Conservation Association and the Trust For Public Land, which were aided by an anonymous $825,000 donation for the purchase.

    The acqu

  • Visitors to Mesa Verde National Park this weekend will get a bonus if they stop by the Far View Lodge, where painter Jan Wright will be exhibiting water colors of the park she did while serving as Mesa Verde's artist-in-residence.


  • Connecting today's youth with national parks has been an ongoing concern with the National Park Service.

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

  • An estate house on the grounds of Valley Forge National Historical Park that dates to the 1700s would be open to private parties under a proposal the Park Service is seeking comments on.

    Last year the two-story mansion was rented out for a 60th-birthday party as something of a test to see if it was worthwhile to make the Philander Chase Knox open to private parties for up to 200 people on a mor

  • A fun activity is scheduled for Saturday at Ninety Six National Historic Site in South Carolina, where the 31st Autumn Candlelight Tour will be held, weather permitting.

    During the tour, reenactors will present scenes from colonial life and the American Revolution along a mile-long interpretive trail lit by the soft glow of hundreds of luminaries and lanterns.