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Cape Cod National Seashore to Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day and International Marconi Day on April 24
Contact: Sue Moynihan, Chief of Interpretation, 508-957-0738
Visitors to Cape Cod National Seashore on Saturday, April 24 will have the opportunity to join events of national and international magnitude. National Park Service sites across the U.S. are hosting fun activities for children for National Junior Ranger Day, and amateur radio operators around the world are commemorating the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi, the Wizard of Wireless. Two activities will be offered at the national seashore in honor of this special day. Both activities are free and open to the public.
Marconi—The Wizard of Wireless: Coast Guard Station, Coast Guard Beach, Eastham 10 AM- 2 PM
A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim: Atwood-Higgins House 12:30-3:30 PM
Children of all ages who participate in either activity will earn a Junior Ranger patch. For more information about International Marconi Day, contact Education Specialist Barbara Dougan at 508-255-3421, ext. 16. For more information about the Junior Ranger event at the Atwood-Higgins House, contact South District Interpreter Sue Haley at 508-255-3421, ext. 15.
Did You Know?
The original Highland Light was built in 1797, becoming the first lighthouse on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It had 24 whale oil lamps set in 2 circles, one on top of the other with the reflector behind.