Fort Scott National Historic Site joins #FindYourPark movement

Find Your Park – National Parks Centennial News Release

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2015
Contact: Bill Fischer, (620) 223-0310, bill_fischer@nps.gov

Fort Scott National Historic Site Joins National Find Your Park Movement

Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott National Historic Site joins other National Park Service sites, programs, and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at www.FindYourPark.com. Launched March 30, 2015 by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, “Find Your Park” is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 that also sets the stage for its second century of service.

“Find Your Park” invites the public to understand that a national park can be more than a place -- it can be a feeling, a state of mind, or a sense of American pride. Beyond vast landscapes, the campaign also highlights historical, urban, and cultural parks, as well as the National Park Service programs that protect, preserve and share nature, culture, and history across communities nationwide.

The Fort Scott National Historic Site’s “Find Your Park” campaign begins with our annual Civil War Encampment on Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 2015. This event also ushers in National Park Week, and is the first of many special programs and events the site will host to mark the National Park Service’s Centennial.

Fort Scott superintendent Betty Boyko urges old friends and soon to be new friends to join in the celebration, “In 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate its centennial, and to honor this significant milestone we invite the community to explore the national parks. Find your story in your national park!”

Visit www.NationalParkWeek.org, www.FindYourPark.com, and www.NPS.gov to learn more about your National Park System and how you can get involved in helping us celebrate the natural beauty and cultural history of our great nation.


About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 407 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov. 

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