Make sure to leave time after hiking the Monument's trails to visit our bookstore - located in the visitor center. The bookstore is operated by Eastern National, a not-for-profit cooperating organization. All purchases benefit Effigy Mounds National Monument.
Eastern National provides quality educational products and services to the visitors to America's national parks and other public trusts. Currently, Eastern National is the cooperating association for over 150 national parks, and its partners with many other public trusts including the U.S. Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and state and city park systems. Eastern National's role has expanded over the years, becoming the largest cooperating association in the United States. Since its incorporation in 1948, Eastern National has donated over $100 million to the National Park Service, in the form of direct donations grants.
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Eastern National Mission Statement:
Eastern National promotes the public's understanding and support of America's national parks and other public trust partners by providing quality educational experiences, products, and services.
Eastern National, formerly known as Eastern National Park and Monument Association, is a 501(C) (3) not-for-profit "cooperating association," that supports the National Park Service. Cooperating associations are recognized by Congress as a means to assist the educational and interpretive mission of the National Park Service. Cooperating associations provide various services, primarily by procuring, distributing and selling educational material in retail outlets located in national parks. Associations also provide an assortment of services including supplemental funding for land and artifact acquisitions, special events, educational and interpretive programs, and research grants.
Did You Know?
In 1880, Alfred J. Hill and Theodore H. Lewis formed the Northwestern Archeological Survey for the purpose of surveying mounds in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Lewis spent eleven field seasons in Iowa and was the first to map mounds in the present Effigy Mounds National Monument.