This August marks 100 years since the founding of the National Park Service on August 25, 1916. Find the national park nearest you to participate in birthday celebration activities, including free admission to all 412 parks and sites August 25 through August 28, 2016.
In Georgia, National Park Service areas include the Andersonville National Historic Site; the Appalachian Trail, a national scenic trail; the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area; nearby Cumberland Island National Seashore; the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site; and Macon’s Ocmulgee National Monument, which holds its 2016 Ocmulgee Indian Celebration September 17 and 18, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Among the special centennial celebration activities are celebrations at Major League and AAA ball parks, a time capsule at Great Basin National Park, and a family fun day at Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC. See a calendar of upcoming events at all National Park Service parks and sites to plan to join special centennial celebration activities. You can virtually explore all national parks through the National Park Service site and view high-resolution images at the NPS Centennial Media-Quality Photo Gallery.
To see some of the beautiful government publications about our National Park Service, visit Odum Library’s 2nd floor Government Documents exhibit area near the Reference Desk during the month of August. Questions about these publications, the NPS Centennial, or government information more generally? Just stop by the Reference Desk and ask for the Government Information Librarian or call 229-245-3478.