Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Palo Alto partners with the Brownsville Housing Authority and introduces a new segment of the city’s population to the park. Read more
In an effort to reach out to teens and young adults in the community surrounding the park, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park established a Youth Advisory Board in the Spring of 2012. Read more
Who started the war between the United States and Mexico? Did Antonio López de Santa Anna grant Texas independence? Can Texas secede from the United States? Ask a number of history teachers in Texas and you will get a variety of answers—and not all of them correct. Read more
Palo Alto hosts photo contest in a bid to entice younger visitors to the park. Read more
Each year, Palo Alto Battlefield provides numerous field trips to the many school in the surrounding community, but each year the park finds that it lacks the staff to meet the growing level of demand. The solution? Develop a corps of Student Rangers to help provide the programs. Read more
Did You Know?
Numerous counties in the State of Iowa take their names from people and places of the U.S.-Mexican War. Palo Alto County, of course, honors the first battle of the war.