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Antiquities Act Centennial

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

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On May 2, 1924 President Calvin Coolidge set aside a small portion of a vast lava flow in southern Idaho as a National Monument under the authority of a 1906 law known as the Antiquities Act. Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve and over 120 other special places across the country have been protected for present and future generations as a result of this important legislation.

During May we will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Antiquities Act by providing special presentations about the history of this unit of the National Park System and the National Landscape Conservation System at the Craters of the Moon Visitor Center near Arco and the Bureau of Land Management office in Shoshone.

CRATERS VISITOR CENTER(18 miles west of Arco on Highway 20/26/93) May 27/ 1:00 p.m. "The Antiquities Act and Craters of the Moon" National Park Service Park Ranger-Historian, Lenard Ramacher

May 27/ 3:00 p.m. "Among the Craters of the Moon: The Life and Adventures of Robert Limbert" A new film by Steve Wursta

SHOSHONE BLM OFFICE (400 W. "F" Street in Shoshone) May 10/ 11:45 a.m "Traditional Cultural Practices of the Shohsone-Bannock in the Great Rift" Bureau of Land Management Archeologist, Lisa Cresswell

May 17/11:45 a.m. "Among the Craters of the Moon: The Life and Adventures of Robert Limbert" A new film by Steve Wursta about the adventurous Idahoan who helped create Craters of the Moon National Monument

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