Employee Reunion Planned For Zion National Park
Contact: Karen Mayne, 435-772-0210
Contact: Ron Terry, 435-772-0160
Zion National Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009. The final event of the year long celebration will be an employee reunion, scheduled for October 16-18, 2009. The reunion will include present and former employees of Zion National Park including the National Park Service, Zion Natural History Association, Parks Transportation, Inc., and park concessioners, both past and present.
The reunion will reunite friends and coworkers and celebrate their accomplishments and the events which have taken place in the 100 years since Zion National Park was first established as Mukuntuweap National Monument by President William Howard Taft. Special events, exhibits, tours, and gatherings will take place during the reunion. Events are scheduled both in the park and in Springdale, Utah. Former employees will have the opportunity to record oral histories of their memories of working in Zion National Park to be preserved in the park’s museum archives.
Participants must register for the reunion in advance. The registration deadline will be September 18, 2009. Information on registration and planned events can be found on the Zion Natural History Association website at www.zionpark.org. Participants must make their own lodging arrangements and should do so soon to ensure lodging within or close to the park. Former employees who are interested in being included on the mailing list to receive information about the reunion should contact Karen Mayne, Centennial Program Coordinator, at e-mail us or 435-772-0210.
Did You Know?
The Olympic Torch passed through Zion National Park enroute to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics