No one really needs an excuse to visit a national park in the Fall, one of the most glorious seasons across the National Park System. Still, the Traveler offers up the following if you feel you need one!
Gettysburg National Military Park
To demolish, or not demolish. That is the question being pondered by officials at Gettysburg National Military Park over their empty Cyclorama building.
Appellate Court Says National Park Service Violated First Amendent By Requiring Permits for Free Speech
In an ironic development considering its role in tracking the nation's history and its efforts to preserve civility in national parks, the National Park Service's practice of requiring permits for public gatherings, demonstrations, or "expressions of views" has been found unconstitutional by an appellate court.NPS-Free Speech Ruling.pdf
A small handful of bills that would impact the National Park System have been sent to the full Senate for consideration. Among them is legislation that would shift Valles Caldera National Preserve out from under a trust and into the park system.
Nearly 300 historians, including some Pulitzer Prize winners, are urging Pennsylvania officials to prevent a casino from being built within a half-mile of Gettysburg National Military Park.
In Dream Hikes Coast to Coast author Jack Bennett has done something more than a few folks would like to do: Head out on some great hikes, and then write about them. In assembling his hiking list, he took an approach that is both laudable...and disappointing.
Looking to learn more about Gettysburg National Military Park than what your guidebook says? Consider joining a ranger for a walking tour this summer of some of the park's most hallowed sites.
A flag that flew during a Civil War battle at Gettysburg, along with the dress coat and sash of a Union officer killed in battle, will go on display at Gettysburg National Military Park in July.
April showers bring May flowers, so let’s run with that idea in this month’s quiz. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: “Flowers are the reproductive organs of angiosperms.”