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Contact: Lauren Blacik, 507-825-5464 ext.211
Pipestone National Monument News Release
Immediate Release: August 10, 2018
Contact: Lauren blacik email: Phone: 507-825-5464 ext.211
Pipestone National Monument Celebrates Founding with Open House and Cultural Presentation
Pipestone, MN – In celebration of Pipestone National Monument’s 81st birthday, the monument is hosting an Open House at the visitor center on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10am to 2pm. Complimentary refreshments and cookies will be provided by the Pipestone Indian Shrine Association. At 11am, Mr. Lyle W Miller Sr. will give a presentation on Lakota art, culture, history, dance, and regalia. Park entrance and all activities are free.
Mr. Miller is a lifelong artist and teacher. He received his Bachelor of Art degree from Dakota Wesleyan University and taught art and Dakota language at Crow Creek Tribal School for many years. He has served as the Director of Tribal Historic Preservation at the Yankton Sioux Tribe and as the Repatriation Specialist for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. His artwork has been featured in the Minnesota History Center and numerous other venues.
Monument staff welcome everyone to come and enjoy a day at the park. Visitors can walk the Circle Trail, watch the award-willing park film “Pipestone: An Unbroken Legacy,” and visit the museum to learn about our history, quarrying, tall-grass prairie, and much more! Children can become Junior Rangers by completing activities focusing on the natural and cultural resources of the Monument. Junior Rangers will receive an official badge and certificate.
Pipestone National Monument was established on August 25, 1937, exactly 21 years after the creation of the National Park Service itself.
National parks are America’s Best Idea, and there are more than 400 parks available to everyone, everyday. On August 25 entrance fees are waived in all national parks to celebrate the National Park Service birthday. This fee-free day provides a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite.
For additional information, contact Pipestone National Monument at 507-825-5464, or visit the Monument’s Facebook page or web site at https://www.facebook.com/PipestoneNPS or https://www.nps.gov/pipe/index.htm.
Directions are available through this link: https://www.nps.gov/pipe/planyourvisit/directions.htm
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