September 01, 2015
Western PA’s National Parks Welcomes 4th Grade Students through Every Kid in a Park Initiative
The five National Park Service sites in Western PA invite all 4th grade students to visit the parks for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting September 1, 4th grade students can now go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.
September 01, 2015
Media Preview of Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center and Exhibits
The National Park Service will host a preview tour for members of the media of the new Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center.
August 27, 2015
Secretaries of Interior and Homeland Security to Speak at Flight 93 National Memorial Ceremonies
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will deliver remarks at the dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center and the annual 9/11 observance, respectively. The ceremonies on September 10 and 11 honor the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
August 24, 2015
Western Pennsylvania National Parks Invites Fourth Graders To Share Their Park Experience In Art Contest
August 25, 2015 marks the National Park Service’s 99th birthday and the start of the land agency’s centennial celebration into 2016. As the Western Pennsylvania National Parks (WEPA) prepare for the centennial year we are looking for talented fourth graders to share their park experience in art. The winning entry will be used on the annual five park pass for the 2016 season.
August 13, 2015
Credentialing Procedures for Flight 93 National Memorial-September 11 Observance 2015
Media credentialing information related to the Dedication of the Visitor Center and the September 11 Observance for 2015
August 12, 2015
Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Dedication and September 11 Observance
Flight 93 National Memorial will honor the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 on the 14th anniversary of September 11 with two days of special programs, including the dedication of the new visitor center on Thursday, September 10 and the annual 9/11 observance on Friday, September 11.
July 23, 2015
Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center to Open September 10
Shanksville, Pa. – The new Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center will open to the public at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015. The permanent exhibits use photographs, artifacts, tactile models, audio, and video pieces to convey the Flight 93 story in the context of the other terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Due to expected heavy visitation and limited space in the visitor center, entry for all visitors will be via a timed ticket with a specific date and time for the visit.
July 15, 2015
Local Students “Find Their Park,” Gain Job Skills While Working in Western PA National Parks
The five National Parks of Western Pennsylvania have partnered with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), the Citizens Conservation Corp of West Virginia (CCCWV), regional universities and high schools to help local students gain job skills while learning to become stewards of the National Parks in their backyards.
May 06, 2015
Volunteers Care For Memorial Grove Trees at Flight 93 National Memorial
On May 2 the National Park Service and volunteers from the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial came together on a beautiful Saturday to prune over 1,500 trees that make up the Memorial Groves dedicated to the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93. The 40 Memorial Groves, planted in 2012, sweep along the inside of the Park Entrance Road from the Visitor Center Complex to the Memorial Plaza.
April 23, 2015
Tourism to Western PA National Parks Creates $68 Million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 852,325 visitors to the five National Parks in Western PA spent $49 million dollars in local communities near the five parks in 2014. That visitor spending supported 827 jobs in the region and had a cumulative benefit to the regional economy of $68 million dollars.
April 09, 2015
Veterans’ Groups, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Conservationists Join Forces To Save Native Trees at Flight 93 National Memorial
During National Park Week, on Saturday April 17 and 18 National Park Service staff, the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial and Park volunteers will work side by side to remove the invasive shrub Autumn Olive that is threatening the survival of the thousands of native trees planted at Flight 93 National Memorial.
March 31, 2015
National Parks of Western Pennsylvania Join National Find Your Park Movement
The five National Parks of Western Pennsylvania join parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.
March 21, 2015
Memorial Continues Reforestation
On April 17-18 the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial are continuing a major reforestation effort that will eventually result in 150,000 new trees at Flight 93 National Memorial.
January 22, 2015
Stephen Clark Selected as Superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania
Northeast Regional Director Mike Caldwell has selected Stephen Clark to be superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania, which include the Flight 93 National Memorial, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Fort Necessity National Battlefield and Friendship Hill National Historic Site.
January 21, 2015
Reinbold to Assistant Director for Partnerships and Civic Engagement
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today named Jeff Reinbold as the bureau’s assistant director for partnerships and civic engagement.
October 24, 2014
National Park Service Completes Inventory Following Fire at Flight 93 National Memorial Headquarters
The National Park Service has completed a thorough inventory of the museum collection items lost in the fire that destroyed the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters on October 3.
October 05, 2014
Statements on Headquarters Fire
Statements released by the National Park Service October 3-5, 2014, providing information and updates on the fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters.
September 08, 2014
Flight 93 Friends Group Names Executive Director
The Friends of the Flight 93 National Memorial have announced that Henry Scully of Pittsburgh and Ligonier has been named Executive Director.
September 04, 2014
Media Advisory - Flight 93 Visitor Center Media Tour 2014
The National Park Service will conduct a media tour of the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Complex construction site.
March 24, 2014
National Park Service Announces Public Engagement Campaign as Centerpiece of 2016 Centennial
The National Park Service today announced that the centerpiece of its 2016 Centennial will be a broad public engagement campaign to reintroduce the national parks and the work of the National Park Service to a new generation of Americans, inviting them to visit and get involved.