100 Years of NPS at TRNP

On August 25th, 2016 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the National Park Service Organic Act. With this piece of legislation, the National Park Service was born. We are hosting several special events during the week of August 25, 2016 to commemorate our 100th birthday.

South Unit Events

Thursday August 25th

Centennial Celebration and TRNP Quarter Launch
Painted Canyon Overlook
10:00am Mountain Time
Speakers to include North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, National Park Service Deputy Regional Director for the Midwest Region Patty Trap, and author Clay Jenkinson

Following the event, the US Mint will release the newly designed Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter.
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Pictorial Postmark Celebrating the NPS Centennial Medora Post Office 8:00am to 4:30 pm Mountain Time

The History, Development, and Future of the National Park Service with Clay Jenkinson
Cottonwood Campground Amphitheater
8:00pm Mountain Time

Friday, August 26th

Roosevelt and the National Refuge System with Clay Jenkinson

South Unit Visitor Center
10:00am Mountain Time

Centennial Challenge! with Ranger Katie
A game to test your NPS knowledge
Cottonwood Campground Amphitheater
8:00pm Mountain Time

Sunday, August 28

Elkhorn Ranch Guided Tour

Caravan to the park's Elkhorn Ranch Unit. Explore the site with Eileen Andes, chief of Interpretation. Caravan leaves the South Unit Visitor Center at 9:00am Mountain Time.
High-clearance vehicle, sturdy shoes, and a sack lunch are recommended.

North Unit Events

Thursday, August 25th

Birthday Cupcakes with Rangers
7:30pm Central Time
Juniper Picnic Area
Cupcakes provided by Friends of TRNP

Fast and the Furriest with Ranger Jeff
Who are TRNP's Olympians and world record holders?
8:00pm Central Time
Juniper Campground Amphitheater

Friday, August 26th

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter Celebration

Join Rangers for conversation and refreshments. Limited supply of quarters available.
10:00am Central Time
Gallery Area at First International Bank and Trust in Watford City

A Visit with Theodore Roosevelt played by Arch Ellwein
8:00pm Central Time
Juniper Campground Amphitheater

Saturday, August 27th

Wilderness Hike
Explore the badlands with Ranger Mat and visit some of the more remote areas of TRNP. Bring plenty of water and wear sturday shoes.
8:30am Central Time - Depart from Oxbow Overlook
Total mileage of the hike will be between 5 and 7 miles.

Events celebrating the NPS Centennial are planned throughout the year. View events (pdf)

Last updated: August 16, 2016

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