Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park offers a self-guided walking tour through the historic streets of Woodstock, Vermont to explore the Civil War Home Front. Download this free, GPS enabled iphone app. Read more
The Artist in Residence studio at the the park is in the rehabilitated Rockefeller Horse Shed. It is off the grid with a vertically integrated 230 watt solar photovoltaic system. Read more
Four recent high school graduates completed an eight week career development internship at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP. Read more
At Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP we produce two types of compost - an organic material we generate from, grass clipping, leaves, and garden waste; and a coarse mulch material we generate from woody material like tree branches, twigs, and coarse shrub waste. Organic compost generated from grass clippings, leaves, and garden waste is used primarily for lawn rejuvenation, reseeding, as a soil additive for all types of planting, and in gardens as a soil additive. Read more
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (MABI) received a grant from the Woodstock Foundation, Inc., of Woodstock, VT, to develop, field test, and install an innovative trellis system for vines growing on the west façade of the historic brick mansion. The project is designed to explore, evaluate and select trellis options that provide necessary vine support, minimize potential vegetative damage to the structure, and present desired aesthetic character. Read more
Did You Know?
Conservationist George Perkins Marsh, for whom Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP is named, championed the creation of a US Army Camel Corps. On El Morro National Monument's Inscription Trail you can see the inscriptions the Camel Corps left behind in 1855.