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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.

April 13, 2015
PIPESTONE NATIONAL MONUMENT - PLANS PRESCRIBED BURN
Superintendent Glen Livermont announced today that Pipestone National Monument has scheduled a prescribed burn during the period of April 27 – May 22, 2015. When appropriate wind, temperature, and humidity conditions exist between these dates, approximately 92 acres of the tall grass prairie will be burned.

March 18, 2015
2015 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program
(Pipestone, MN) Superintendent Glen Livermont announced today the Monument will conduct a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program for the 2015 summer season. The program provides an opportunity for 15-18 year olds to accomplish conservation work and develop an environmental understanding and appreciation of the Monument’s natural and cultural heritage.

January 26, 2015
2015 President’s Day Holiday Weekend
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announced that, in honor of President’s Day Weekend, the Pipestone National Monument and other National Park Service (NPS) sites, around the country, will be offering fee-free entry into the parks February 14-16, 2015.

January 13, 2015
2015 Guest Speaker #1
Pipestone National Monument announces the first presentation in 2015’s Guest Speaker Series at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone, Minnesota, on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Guest speaker, Tom Sanders, will present a lecture and slide show entitled “The Rich Cultural Landscape of Southwest Minnesota's Red Rock Ridge”. If you enjoyed any of the previous 2014 events, please join us again in 2015.

January 07, 2015
2015 Martin Luther King Holiday
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announced that, in honor of Martin Luther King Holiday, the Pipestone National Monument and other National Park Service (NPS) sites, around the country, will be offering fee-free entry into the parks on January 19, 2015.

December 24, 2014
2015 Public Meeting Regarding Rec Fee Increase
Pipestone, MN – Pipestone National Monument will hold a public meeting at the Performing Arts Center to receive comments concerning proposed entrance fee increases in 2015. The current monument entrance fees have been in place since 2004 when Congress passed the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA).

December 09, 2014
2014-2015 Christmas & New Year Holiday Hours
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen H. Livermont announced that, due to the upcoming federal holidays, the Monument Visitor Center will be closed on December 25th, 2014 and January 1st, 2015. The Pipestone Indian Shrine Association gift shop, located at the Visitor Center, will also be closed on the same days.

November 17, 2014
2014 Thanksgiving Day Hours
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen Livermont announced, “In observance of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center will be closed on Thursday, November 27th. The Visitor Center will re-open on Friday, November 28th.” The Pipestone Indian Shrine Association gift shop, located at the Visitor Center, will also be closed Thanksgiving Day.

November 10, 2014
2015 National Park Service Fee Free Days
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen Livermont announces that America’s 401 national parks will offer free admission on nine days in 2015, including several holidays!

October 28, 2014
2014 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 Tuesday, November 11th, 2014.

September 12, 2014
2014 National Public Lands Day
Pipestone, MN: All National Park Service sites, including Pipestone National Monument, will offer free entrance on Saturday, September 27th for National Public Lands Day. In the event of rain on the 27th, the collection of seeds will be postponed until October 4th.

September 09, 2014
2014 Trail Restoration Project Complete
(Pipestone, MN) Superintendent Glen Livermont announced today that construction for the Circle Trail Restoration Project was completed August 30th, 2014. Monument entry fees helped pay for the Trail Restoration Project, which replaced 1.2 miles of Nature and Quarry trails, widening the trail to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, and making the walking trail more user-friendly, enhancing visitor experiences.

August 20, 2014
2014 Founder’s Day
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen Livermont announced today Pipestone National Monument will celebrate Founder’s Day Monday, August 25, 2014, to commemorate the establishment of both the National Park Service and Pipestone National Monument.

August 06, 2014
2014 Circle Trail Restoration Project
(Pipestone, MN) Superintendent Glen Livermont announced today that construction for the Circle Trail Restoration Project will begin August 11th and end approximately August 29th, 2014. By widening the trail, and complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, this project will make the 3/4 mile walking trail more user friendly, enhancing visitor experiences. At all times during construction visitors will be able to access the Winnewissa Falls, but only from one side or the other, and there will also be times when whole sections of the trail will be closed to visitor use.

July 10, 2014
2014 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, July 19th, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Guest speaker, Donovin A. Sprague, educator and historian, will offer a presentation based on his research concerning “Dakota Historical Connections in the 1800's.” There will be a question and answer session following the lecture and slide presentation.

 

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