NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As we lead up to the centennial, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at FindYourPark.com.

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial preparations. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Andersonville National Historic Site is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!

 

Experiences 

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Call to Action Projects 

  • New Traveling Exhibit to Share the Prisoner of War Story With New Audiences

    A group of people stand by exhibit panels and cut a red ribbon.

    A multi-year partnership resulted in the completion of "Victory From Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience," a new traveling exhibit produced by Andersonville National Historic Site in partnership with the Friends of Andersonville and American Ex-Prisoners of War. Read more

  • Andersonville Connects To Its Civil Rights Past

    Park ranger and men stand in an open field area behind a stone monument labeled

    Inspired by researching the January 1, 1869 Emancipation Day service at Andersonville National Cemetery, park staff have made significant strides toward better interpreting African American history at the prison site and national cemetery. Read more

  • Park-to-Park Bike Rides Connect Parks and New Audiences

    Bicycles ride past a series of stone monuments

    Andersonville NHS and Jimmy Carter NHS work with community partners and Georgia State parks on a series of bicyle ride events which connect new audiences to the parks in southwest Georgia. Read more

  • Andersonville Explores The Stories of Prisoners of War With Students

    Park ranger gestures toward earthworks while talking to students

    Park rangers have developed a series of lesson plans and on-site programs designed to help students from fifth through twelfth grade understand how the Camp Sumter military prison, commonly called Andersonville, fits into the larger story of the American Civil War. Tied to Georgia curriculum standards and the Common Core, these programs and activities use current research and primary sources to bring to life the individual experiences of prisoners of war. Read more

  • Historical Interpreter Apprentice Program Uses Youth to Tell American Stories

    Young man portraying a Union prisoner of war interacts with students

    The Historical Interpreter Apprentice Program (HIAP) is a youth engagement and outreach program in which local high school students receive training in historic interpretation. The program intends to expand the students’ knowledge of history, build experience in the field of public history, as well as develop a cadre of experienced young volunteers and incubate stewardship of the history resources found at Andersonville. Read more

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