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Contact: Elizabeth Jackson, 915-828-3251 ext. 2300
Salt Flat, Texas - Carlsbad Museum and Arts Center in Carlsbad, New Mexico will host the Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks Centennial exhibit "A Century of Inspiration" beginning Friday, July 8 through September 23, 2016. Museum hours are Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..
An opening reception will take place at the museum on Friday, July 8 from 7 - 9 p.m.. The public are invited to attend this special centennial event where both Carlsbad Caverns Superintendent Doug Neighbor and Guadalupe Mountains Superintendent Eric Brunnemann will provide opening remarks. Light refreshments will be served.
"This National Park Service Centennial exhibit celebrates the inspiration that Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks have provided visitors for nearly a century. National Parks provide awe-inspiring scenic vistas, enchanted underground areas, and access to some of the most beautiful wild places will be forever protected and to learn how we, as a local communities and as a nation, share a role in that protection. Through these inspirational places we educate and engage future generations who will come to understand the need to conserve and protect wild places, both above and below," said Guadalupe Mountains Superintendent Eric Brunnemann.
"We are happy to be able to share 93 years to Carlsbad Caverns National Park history with the community and visitors through this historic exhibit at the Carlsbad Museum. A big thank you goes out to the museum for hosting such a special event and honoring the National Park Service in its 100th year," said Doug Neighbor, Superintendent of Carlsbad Caverns.
"A century of Inspiration" showcases works of art, photography and pop culture that both Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks have inspired. The exhibit has artifacts, historical items and documents form both collections that represent history, culture and inspiration. The exhibit also includes recent works of art created by Artists in Residence, reflecting the continuing tradition of parks and artists working together.
For visitation information for Carlsbad Museum and Art Center contact the museum at (575) 887-0276 or visit their website. For Guadalupe Mountains information contact Elizabeth Jackson at email@example.com or call (915) 828-3251. For Carlsbad Caverns contact Valerie Gohlke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (575) 785-3090.