Open House for Superintendent Craighead on November 15
Contact: Vickie Carson, 270-758-2192
(MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. - October 29, 2012) On Thursday, November 15, 2012, Mammoth Cave National Park will host an open house, 3:30-5:00 p.m., at the Mammoth Cave Hotel to introduce Superintendent Sarah Craighead to the community. Light refreshments will be provided by the Mammoth Cave National Park Association.
"We hope many of our park neighbors, business associates, and friends will stop by to meet and greet our new Superintendent, or get reacquainted, since Sarah is a cave-country native," said Acting Superintendent Bruce Powell.
Sarah Craighead will assume her duties at Mammoth Cave on November 13. Craighead is a 33-year veteran of the National Park Service, with 15 years as a park superintendent at Death Valley NP (Calif./Nev.), Saguaro NP (Ariz.), and Washita Battlefield NHS (Okla.) She grew up in Cave City, graduating from Caverna High School (1974) and Transylvania University (1978).
Did You Know?
In 1841, cave owner Dr. John Croghan believed the cave air might cure his patients suffering from tuberculosis. He brought 16 patients into Mammoth Cave that winter and housed them in stone and wood huts. After some perished, they left the cave, for of course the cave air offered no cure.