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Past Features
Photo of a sound monitoring station in Denali   Wilderness serenades
Hear the soundscapes of Denali
Photo of two people silhouetted against a wall of archaeological photos of interred remains   National Park Getaways
This month: African Burial Ground
Photo of desk objects from Andrew Johnson National Historic Site   Presidential homes
An inside view of historic houses
Photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. III and his daughter at the wall of   Make great connections
February is African American History Month
Photo of winter kayakers on the Huron River Water Trail; Photo ©Keith Matz   Join the flow
Two new National Water Trails
Photo of people on snowshoes at Rocky Mountain National Park   Make your move!
National parks waive entrance fees February 14-16
Photo of researchers at Great Sand Dunes   Find your ground
Explore careers in science
Photo of winter in the Paradise area   National Park Getaways
This month: Mount Rainier
Photo of winter scene at Rocky Mountain National Park   Wilderness, wildlife, and wonder
Rocky Mountain celebrates 100 years
Photo of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial   The dream lives on
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Photo of man leading a string of mules   In depth
Beyond the rim of Grand Canyon
Photo of Martin Luther King Jr. addressing a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the Aug. 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C.   Day of Honor
National parks waive entrance fees January 19
Photo of cannon firing at Chalmette Battlefield   Battle of New Orleans
Jean Lafitte commemorates bicentennial
Photo-illustration of some of the quilts on exhibit   Piecing together a changing planet
New exhibit opens at Biscayne
Photo of children leading a parade   National Park Getaways
This month: Ulysses S Grant
Photo of the Wright Brothers first flight, courtesy of the Library of Congress   Flight path
Wright Brothers success strategy
Photo of singers at President's Park   Sounds of the season
National Christmas Tree music program
Photo of young birder looking up   One, two, three. . .
Annual Christmas Bird Count at Yosemite
Photo of Christmas tree in window of the Mammoth Hotel   The Santa clause
Once upon a time at Yellowstone
Photo of Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees by John H. Pilarski, first place winner of the 2010 National Natural Landmarks Photo Contest   Rare Earth
America's National Natural Landmarks
Historical photo of Theo Wangemann working on a phonograph recording   Pioneers of sound
Early recordings at Thomas Edison
Photo of tribal dancers and drummers   Celebrate native cultures
National American Indian Heritage Month
Photo of George Washington statue in front of Federal Hall   National Park Getaways
This month: Federal Hall
Photo of Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park   Spice of the Earth
Salt flats at Death Valley
Photo of ranger leading tour at the the newly designated American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial   Visit on Veterans Day
National parks waive entrance fees November 11
Photo of Canadian National 3254, built in 1917, under a historic signal bridge.   Get on board
Fall foliage tours at Steamtown
Photo of bats at Mammoth Cave   National Bat Week
October 26 – November 1
Photo of petroglyph and surrounding area   National Park Getaways
This month: Alibates Flint Quarries
Historic photo of three young men cutting a boulder in half   For a dollar a day
Civilian Conservation Corps at Bandelier
Photo of two firefighters putting out a houseboat (structure) fire   Safety first
Prevention efforts protect structures in parks