"A Journey through our National Parks"

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Date: March 9, 2018

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Join avid national park visitor David Kroese for a discussion about some of his memorable experiences during his adventure to all 417 units of the National Park Service. The program takes place on Sunday, March 18, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. David will talk about his upcoming book chronicling his 2016, National Park Centennial year visits to nearly 400 park units in all 50 states, and completing visits to all the units in 2017. Also featured will be his collection of 238 Find Your Park lapel pins, which will be on display at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center through April.

 

David Kroese, of Loves Park, Illinois, began a grand journey through the National Park System in 2016 to celebrate the NPS Centennial. While visiting parks, he hoped to create something tangible that he could give back to the parks as a way of saying, “thank you” to all the rangers and park staff that encouraged and helped him along the way. When the Centennial and Find Your Park lapel pin sets first appeared in the summer of 2015, David started collecting these pins with the intention of creating two complete sets for displays. The two displays are intended to promote and encourage support and visitation of the National Park System. In addition to the display currently in the national lakeshore’s visitor center, Mr. Kroese’s exhibit of National Park Centennial pins is on exhibit at Pullman National Monument in Chicago.

 

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is located at 1215 North State Road 49, about one mile north of Interstate 94. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNL.

 

The Indiana Dunes Visitor Center is located at 1215 North State Road 49, about one mile north of Interstate 94. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/indu and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IndianaDunesNL. For more information on the exhibit and talk scheduled for Pullman National Monument, go to www.nps.gov/pull or call their visitor center at 773-468-9310.

 

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The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 417 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Located in Northwest Indiana, the park includes 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 15,000 acres of biodiverse beaches, woods, prairies, and marshes. Up to 2 million visitors come to the Indiana Dunes each year.



Last updated: March 9, 2018

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