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November 12, 2015
2015 Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announced, “In observance of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center will be closed on Thursday, November 26th. The Visitor Center will re-open on Friday, November 27th.”

October 28, 2015
2015 Veteran's Day Holiday
Pipestone, MN: To honor America’s service men and women, all areas managed by the Department of the Interior, including Pipestone National Monument, are not charging entrance fees on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015.

October 21, 2015
2015 Guest Speaker #4
Guest speaker John LaBatte, an independent historian, will present on “Causes of the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862” and “Common Misconceptions about the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862”. LaBatte lives in New Ulm, Minnesota and is part Dakota. He notes that he has direct ancestors who were involved in different aspects of the war.

September 08, 2015
2015 National Public Lands Day
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Seven federal agencies as well as nonprofit organizations and state, regional, and local governments participate in the annual day of improving the health of public lands and encouraging shared stewardship through volunteer service. These are the places Americans use for outdoor recreation, education and just plain enjoyment.

September 04, 2015
Every Kid in a Park Pass
As of September 1, fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests and wildlife refuges. The pass is valid through August 31, 2016 and grants free entry for fourth graders and three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) at more than 2,000 federally-managed sites.

August 10, 2015
2015 Founder's Day
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen Livermont announced today Pipestone National Monument will celebrate Founder’s Day Tuesday, August 25, 2015, to commemorate the establishment of both the National Park Service and Pipestone National Monument.

July 29, 2015
2015 Guest Speaker #3
Pipestone National Monument announces the third presentation in this year’s Guest Speaker Series at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone, Minnesota, on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Guest speaker, Jim Kersten, founder of the 254-mile Sioux Quartzite Outcrop Trail, will present a lecture and slide show entitled “The Sioux Quartzite Outcrop Trail”.

May 22, 2015
2015 Guest Speaker #2
Guest speaker, David Flammond, will present a lecture and slide show entitled “The History of the Flandreau Indian School: Past, Present, and Future”. He will be presenting a power point of the history of the Flandreau Indian School in pictures and will follow with one or two short videos of life at the school present day.

May 18, 2015
Pipestone National Monument Will Increase Entrance Fees Beginning January 1, 2016
Starting on January 1, 2016, Pipestone National Monument will increase entrance fees for visitors in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park.


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