Cape Hatteras NS Releases Listing of Centennial Events

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Date: February 22, 2016
Contact: Lynne Belanich, 252-473-2111

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. To celebrate the 100th birthday of America’s national parks, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (NS) has planned many exciting programs.

The National Park Service Find Your Park centennial campaign reaches out to tomorrow’s park stewards and helps them define “park” in their own way. Join our participation in this program via our social media sites on Twitter and Instagram (@capehatterasnps), and Facebook.

Scheduled Events:

Event: “Explore Your Outer Banks Parks: Celebrating a Century of the National Park Service” Exhibit
Date: March 5-December 31, 2016 (Opening night on March 4 from 5:30-7:30)
Partner: Outer Banks History Center
Location: The Outer Banks History Center, 1 Festival Park Manteo, NC 27954
Event Description: In an effort to connect local residents and visitors to the Outer Banks Group of parks, we are partnering with the Outer Banks History Center (OBHC) to create an NPS Centennial Exhibit. The exhibit will highlight events from our park histories and showcase the wonderful resources our parks have to offer.

Event: Starry, Starry Night Program
Date: August 25th – National Park Service Founders Day (8:30 - 10 pm)
Location: Ocracoke Day Use Area
Partner: Ocracoke Alive
Event Description: To celebrate Founders Day the public is invited to come to the Ocracoke Day Use Area to enjoy a night of stargazing and interpretation. The programming will include how to protect and enhance night sky viewing, highlight the night sky initiative the park is seeking, emphasizing the value of the night sky as a resource and general night sky education. The public is encouraged to come and picnic beforehand to enjoy the Seashore.

Last updated: March 16, 2016

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore
1401 National Park Drive

Manteo, NC 27954


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