A Century of Sanctuary

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Zion National Park's 100th Anniversary in 2009
In 2009, Zion National Park is celebrating a "Century Of Sanctuary". Zion was established as Mukuntuweap National Monument by President William Taft on July 31, 1909. The Park has hosted have a series of celebrations and events to commerate this historic milestone.

Become part of Zion's "Century of Sanctuary" celebrations. To learn more, print out a schedule of
Zion Centennial Activities

For more information about the history of Zion National Park the past hundred years check out the
Zion Centennial Newspaper
(PDF File - requires free Adobe Reader)

Zion National Park Centennial Activities
The following events are currently planned in conjunction with Zion National Park’s celebration of a “Century of Sanctuary”.

Special Exhibits in Human History Museum -
Throughout 2009.

Film Series of Movies filmed in and near Zion National Park - Summer 2009

Special Interpretive Programs - Throughout Season.

Special Utah License Plate - For more information on obtaining the Utah Zion National Park Centennial License Plate for Utah Residents and Collectors visit the
State of Utah Department of Motor Vehicle's Special Group's License Plates

100th Anniversary Edition of Park Newspaper

Watch and learn more about the Zion National Park Centennial with Ranger Minutes, a new feature found in
Multimedia Presentations

Watch videocasts that tell the story of Zion's last hundred years in Other Multimedia

A Century of Sanctuary Exhibit at the St. George Art Museum. Learn more at:

Sunday June 28, 2009
Zion National Park Postage Stamp
First Day of Sale
A new U.S. Postal Service 79 cent stamp featuring Zion National Park was unveiled in a ceremony outside the Zion Canyon Visitor Center on Sunday, June 28. A special pictorial postmark, free with the purchase of a stamp, was also available following the unveiling.

Also on June 28th, the United States Postal Service issued a new Zion National Park International Postage Stamp in Washington DC.
Zion International Postage Stamp
Zion Pictorial Cancellation Postmark

The Zion Natural History Association is a non-profit organization established in 1931 to support education, research, publications, and other programs for the benefit of Zion National Park. For more information please visit www.zionpark.org

Last updated: March 3, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


(435) 772-3256
Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered 9 am to 4 pm Mountain Time. If no one answers, please send your questions to us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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