Looking for a guide to the American Revolution or a guide to identify plants, animals, and insects? Searching for that perfect book that covers the history of the park? Considering a gift for your history-passionate friends and family? Begin your quest at the park's bookstore. Eastern National, the park's cooperating association, operates the bookstore located in the Visitor Center.
A portion of Eastern National's proceeds are returned to the park.
Eastern National is Kings Mountain National Military Park's cooperating association. Cooperating associations are 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations that help the National Park Service (NPS) meet its educational and interpretive mission. Cooperating associations assist the NPS by developing and printing educational and interpretive materials and items;procuring, distributing and selling educational materials in retail outlets within national parks;and providing funding for purchasing land and artifacts, medial for park libraries, period attire for living history demonstrations, and signage and exhibits. They also provide funding support for special events, park facility renovations and upgrade, interpretive tools and programs, staff training programs, and cultural and historical research.
Eastern National is one of sixty-five cooperating associations nationwide that provide quality educational products and services to visitors to America's national parks. Currently, Eastern National is the cooperating association for over 150 NPS units and also partners with many other public agencies, including the U.S.. Forest Service, U.S.. Army Corps of Engineers, and state and city park systems around the nation.
Eastern National was founded by NPS rangers in 1947 at Gettysburg National Military Park. It was established to serve as a cooperating association that would serve a network of individual parks that would not sustain their own cooperating association. Since its incorporation in 1948, Eastern National has donated over $100 million in donations and grants to the NPS.
Joining Eastern National supports your parks and gives you a 15% discount on merchandise in any Eastern National store. To become a member, visit the Eastern National website or contact the organization at:
470 Maryland Drive, Suite 1
Fort Washington, PA 19034
An online list of available books, commemorative items and other educational media is available at eparks.com.
For a more detailed list of items, contact the park bookstore at 864-936-7921. Please note that the park cannot do online orders. One should order them from www.eparks.com.