Last updated: April 14, 2015
The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!
The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at FindYourPark.com (and EncuentraTuParque.com) and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.
National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!
Writers at the Sandburg Home don't just stay home and write. The focus of this program is to bring writers into the community to share writing, inspire writing and help foster an appreciation for writing. Read more
In 2015 the park reached 25% of students from Henderson County Elementary Schools in on-site curriuculum-based education programs. Read more
More than 2,400 students form across the nation wrote poems for the 2015 student poetry contest. The theme was "Nature in your Backyard". Read more
Thirty youth volutneers provided care to the dairy goat herd at Connemara Farms in 2015. Read more
The new Track Trail program at Sandburg Home allows young visitors and their families to actively participate in learning about natural and cultural resources, all while hiking park trails and getting active outdoors. Read more