• Council House Front Door

    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

    National Historic Site DC

Park Planning

General Management Plan

General management plans are required for each unit of the national park system. The purpose of this general management plan is to provide a clearly defined direction for visitor use and resource preservation and to provide a basic foundation for decision making and managing the national historic site for the next 10 to 15 years.

Download the General Management Plan in PDF format (3.72 MB).

Federal Advisory Commission for the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

The National Park Service is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for appointment to the advisory commission for the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site. Appointments to the 15-member federal advisory commission serve terms of four years. Written nominations are being accepted until September 8, 2014.

Federal Register website for nominations for the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site Advisory Commission

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Did You Know?

Vatican City

In 1927, Pope Pius XI granted Mary McLeod Bethune an audience at the Vatican, in Rome, Italy, during her tour of Europe.