Rainbow Bridge Centennial Commemoration Events at Carl Hayden Visitor Center

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Date: July 31, 2009

From August 12th through 15th, the Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will host presentations and activities for children and adults as part of the ongoing commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

Children’s activities include gourd painting, rug weaving, bead workshops, and a clay working station. Guest speakers and artists will give Native American rug weaving and flute playing demonstrations, share tribal histories, and discuss the cultural significance of Rainbow Bridge. A three-dimensional model of Rainbow Bridge will be on display, as well as historic photographs and a weaving loom.


August 12 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Children’s activities and ranger programs

August 13 10 – 5 Guest speakers, Children’s activities, ranger programs

August 14 9:30 – 4:30 Native American weaving and flute playing, native food, children’s activities and ranger programs

August 15 10:30 – 3:30 Children’s activities and ranger programs

Though known to several Native American cultures for generations, Rainbow Bridge was discovered by the outside world on August 14, 1909. Less than a year later, on May 30, 1910, President William Howard Taft declared Rainbow Bridge, the world’s largest known natural bridge, a national monument. The programs at Carl Hayden Visitor Center are part of the ongoing commemoration event for the Rainbow Bridge centennial.

More information and a complete schedule of events can be found at www.nps.gov/rabr and www.nps.gov/glca.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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