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    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

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August 12, 2014
Petrified Forest National Park Welcomes Their Newest Artist-in-Residence Nancy Haver
Nancy will demonstrate the art of wood block printing on Friday, August 22, 2014, at thePainted Desert Inn Historic Landmark located at the Petrified Forest National Park from 10am- 4pm (standard park entry fees apply).

July 29, 2014
Petrified Forest National Park Artist-in-Residents Daniel Bernard Gray & Billi London-Gray
Petrified Forest National Park welcomes Artist-in-Residents Daniel Bernard Gray & Billi London-Gray.

July 09, 2014
Fire Restrictions Lifted at Petrified Forest National Park
Due to increased moisture with the onset of the monsoon, all Stage I and II fire restrictions within Petrified Forest National Park are lifted as of 8:00am on 7/9/2014.

July 03, 2014
Presentation by Current ‘Artist-in-Residence’ Brad Bachmeier
Professor Brad Bachmeier is the park's current resident artist, and in celebration of Wild West Days will be offering a presentation in nearby Holbrook.

June 25, 2014
Petrified Forest Welcomes Artists-In-Resident Brad Bachmeier
Petrified Forest Welcomes Artists-In-Resident Brad Bachmeier, June 29th to July 12th, 2014.

June 23, 2014
Petrified Forest National Park Presents Artist-in-Resident Show
Friday, June 27th, 2014, Artist-In-Resident Victoria “Tori” Meyer will present her sights and sounds of the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert at 1:00pm.

June 01, 2014
Petrified Forest Welcomes the First Artist-In-Residence for the 2014 Season
Victoria "Tori" Meyer is Artist-in-Resident June 15th–June 28th, 2014

May 25, 2014
Fire Restrictions 05-2014
Level II fire restrictions are now in effect in accordance with Apache County due to the extreme fire danger from prolonged hot and dry weather conditions. These restrictions will remain in effect throughout Petrified Forest National Park until further notice.

May 21, 2014
Navajo Loom Weaving Workshop Held at Petrified Forest National Park May 2014
Saturday, May 24th, 2014 Cultural Demonstrators Alice Hawthorne and Angeline Murphy from Houck, Arizona will teach Navajo techniques in loom weaving at Painted Desert Inn from 12pm - 2pm.

April 18, 2014
Cultural Demonstrations Continue at Petrified Forest National Park
The cultural demonstrator program provides local artisans opportunities to share history and traditional crafts in the dynamic setting of Petrified Forest National Park, promoting awareness and appreciation of diverse history and culture of the region.

April 09, 2014
Navajo Loom Weaving Workshop Held At The Petrified Forest National Park
Navajo Loom Weaving Workshop Held At The Petrified Forest National Park

April 04, 2014
Volunteer Day at Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park invites volunteers to help with projects on the newly acquired expansion lands. Work may include fence removal and exotic plant management. Volunteers are needed Saturday April 12th 9 AM to 4 PM Arizona time. Coffee, snacks, lunch, water and tools will be provided. If you are interested in participating please sign up by April 11, 2014. For more information or to sign up please contact us at www.nps.gov/pefo or 928-524-6228 ex 264

March 31, 2014
Petrified Forest National Park Opens New Lands
In a move 21 years in the making, Petrified Forest National Park announced today that 14,650 acres of park expansion lands will open to the visiting public on April 2, 2014.

March 24, 2014
Cultural Demonstration Program at Petrified Forest Continues
The Petrified Forest National Park Cultural Demonstrator Program provides opportunities to share rich history and traditional craft making in the beautiful setting of the historic Painted Desert Inn.

March 17, 2014
Petrified Forest Recognizes Regional Artists with Demonstrations at Painted Desert Inn
Petrified Forest Recognizes Regional Artists with Demonstrations at Painted Desert Inn

March 04, 2014
Tourism to Petrified Forest creates $39,405,000 in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 664,857 visitors to Petrified Forest National Park in 2012 spent over $39 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 488 jobs in the local area.

February 28, 2014
Petrified Forest National Park Celebrates Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month
Petrified Forest National Park Celebrates Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month

Did You Know?

petroglyphs

In additon to the world class fossil record at Petrified Forest National Park, archeological resources are so abundant and so significant that they could stand alone within their own park!