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National Capital Parks-East to Host Open House

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Date: March 10, 2011
Contact: Wanda Washington, 202-690-5185

Friday, March 4, 2011

Immediate Release

Contact: Wanda Washington, 202-690-5185

National Capital Parks-East To Host Open House

 

Washington, D.C. – National Capital Parks-East (NCP-East), a unit of the National Park Service (NPS), will host an open house at the Anacostia Community Museum, located at 1901 Fort Place, S.E., Washington, D.C., on March 16th and 17th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. , both evenings. This open house is FREE and open to the public.

Come meet park staff and partner organizations; spark open dialogue, learn the mission of the NPS, and our role in managing and protecting park sites such as the Frederick Douglass Home, Greenbelt Park, Fort Washington, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the 15 park sites that make up National Capital Parks-East. This open house will increase awareness to better connect with National Parks. Superintendent Alex Romero and the management team of NCP-East will also be in attendance to welcome you to the open house.

"National Capital Parks-East offers a wide array of historic, cultural, and recreational areas that are part of Washington, D.C. and Maryland suburbs. The park is comprised of over 8,000 acres of federal land, ranging from community parks and National Historic Sites to unique wetland ecosystems, meadows, and mature hardwood forests. This Open House will build stronger connections with our communities surrounding these amazing resources," said Alex Romero, Superintendent of NCP-East.

Interpretive park rangers will be available to answer questions about what they do and how their work contributes to the natural, cultural historical and recreational resources of National park sites. A wide variety of material will be on display, and visitors will have an opportunity to learn more about how to participate in public meetings, youth and educational programs, employment and volunteer opportunities in NCP-East.

Anacostia Community Museum is the Smithsonian Institution’s cultural anchor bringing the museum experience to communities east of the Anacostia River. The Museum has a rich cultural texture, demonstrated through the design of the building to its ever-changing exhibitions. With its many educational programs and special events, the Museum has been called, "one of Washington, D.C.’s hidden treasures." For further information and direction to Anacostia Community Museum visit www.anacostia.si.edu

NPS preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. To learn more about NCP-East visit www.nps.gov/nace

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