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. Maggie L Walker 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 April 2015, eight high school students from Richmond public schools joined Groundwork RVA and National Park Service staff to investigate the physical traces of Maggie L. Walker’s Richmond legacy. Read more
To commemorate the work of Maggie L. Walker in the 1930s to help establish the first African American Girl Scout Troop south of the Mason-Dixon Line, the National Park Service and the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia are partnering to introduce Maggie Walker’s inspiring story to young women throughout central Virginia. Read more
In July 2012, 14 Richmond-area high school students participated in the Maggie L. Walker Youth Summer Leadership Institute. Through discussions, lectures, and field trips, the students examined traits of effective leadership. They discussed how to become leaders in their own community, and in the process earned community service hours as NPS volunteers. Read more
The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site partnered with the Richmond Ballet to use performing arts to tell Mrs. Walker’s inspiring story. Read more