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. Eleanor Roosevelt 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!
In 2015 the students elected to focus on Eleanor Roosevelt and her home at Val-Kill. The park horticulturist, Anna de Cordova, introduced the students to the idea of a "Cultural Landscape" and the story that a historic landscape can communicate to visitors. Read more
In examining the property at Val Kill, and researching Eleanor Roosevelt, the students were struck by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s shared ethic of sustainability and the many practical and productive ways that they used the land around the Val Kill cottage - to grow food for their family and friends, flowers to cut and arrange or share, and trees for forest products. Read more
What would Eleanor do? In celebration of Women’s History Month, we recently explored this question and others at the Women and Climate Change conference. Read more
In partnership with Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, the Woodstock School of Art held 3 classes onsite at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site at Val-Kill during the week of July 7 -12. Read more
A pictorial exploration of Eleanor Roosevelt's commitment to Human Rights. Read more