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October 14, 2014
Public Comment Sought on New Memorial to Peace Corps
The National Park Service and the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation announce the beginning of the Environmental Assessment process to evaluate the impacts of establishing a commemorative work to honor the founding of the Peace Corps.

October 09, 2014
National Park Service Seeks Comment on Proposed Expansion of the Kennedy Center
The National Park Service, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Preforming Arts (Kennedy Center) are accepting comments from the public on the environmental impacts of a proposal to expand the Kennedy Center.

September 25, 2014
Restoration of National Mall Turf Continues
The National Park Service today announced the start of the second phase of turf restoration along the National Mall, which will take place between 7th and 12th Streets.

July 21, 2014
Contract Awarded for National Mall Turf Restoration and Irrigation Project
The National Park Service (NPS) has awarded a contract to Clark Construction Group, LLC of Bethesda, Maryland, to complete the restoration of the National Mall, America’s “front yard.” Clark was also the contractor for the first phase of the project, which restored 3rd to 7th streets and was completed in December 2012.

June 30, 2014
2014 Independence Day Celebration
The National Park Service (NPS) will once again host its annual celebration of Independence Day on the National Mall

June 25, 2014
Five Year Agreement Continues Folklife Festival Partnership
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Smithsonian have finalized a five-year agreement to continue their partnership to present the annual Folklife Festival on the National Mall. Bob Vogel, superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks and Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, will sign the agreement during the Festival’s opening ceremony.

June 03, 2014
Eastern National Passport to your National Parks Contest
Eastern National is seeking submissions of photographs of all 401 national park sites in America. These images will be used in a variety of projects including a special Passport To Your National Parks publication that will showcase the beauty and history found in each of America’s “crown jewels.”

May 14, 2014
Washington Monument Elevator Stops Temporarily
The elevator at the Washington Monument temporarily stopped functioning this morning 10:53 a.m. The 18 visitors in the elevator were able to disembark on the ground level. There were 61 visitors at the observation level at the time of the stoppage. All were evacuated safely.

April 29, 2014
Washington Monument Reopening Ceremony
The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall today announced that Al Roker, the TODAY show’s weather anchor and author, will join Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, and philanthropist David Rubenstein, and National Mall & Memorial Parks Superintendent Bob Vogel at the upcoming celebration of the reopening of the Washington Monument on May 12.

March 25, 2014
Washington Monument to Reopen May 12
The National Park Service (NPS) announced that the remaining scaffolding surrounding the Washington Monument will begin to come down this week in preparation for the Monument’s re-opening on May 12 after a 32-month closure due to damage from an earthquake. The National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall will host a re-opening ceremony at 10 a.m. that morning; details of the ceremony will be forthcoming.

December 06, 2013
Cutting Edge Technology to be used to Digitally Document Lincoln Memorial
The National Park Service (NPS), in collaboration with partner CyArk, a nonprofit company dedicated to the preservation of historical sites, will be using cutting edge technology to create 3D images of the Lincoln Memorial, which can be used to create virtual tours of the memorial and also provide a precise historical survey of the structure.

October 31, 2013
Washington Monument lighting scaffold to come down soon
The night skyline in the Washington DC area will be a little dimmer starting next Monday when the National Park Service turns off the decorative lights on the Washington Monument in preparation for taking down the scaffolding.

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial opened in August, 2011.