|Thursday, Aug 17, 2006|
National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior 36 Reservation Avenue Pipestone, MN 56164 507-825-5464 phone 507-825-5466 fax Pipestone National Monument News Release For Release: Immediate Contact: Jim LaRock Phone: 507-825-5464 Pipestone National Monument Celebrates Founderâs Day (Pipestone, MN) Superintendent Jim LaRock announced today that Pipestone National Monument will celebrate Founderâs Day Friday, August 25, 2006, to commemorate the establishment of both the National Park Service and Pipestone National Monument.
Congress established the National Park Service on August 25, 1916, with thirty-five national parks and monuments administered under the Department of Interior. This year the National Park Service is celebrating its 90th birthday. Pipestone National Monument was added to the system by Congress on August 25, 1937. Today, 390 units make up the National Park System.
Please join us for complimentary cake, coffee and punch at the Pipestone National Monument Visitor Center between 1 pm and 4 pm. The visitor center hours on the 25th will be 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
To promote the Monumentâs Junior Ranger program there will be free admission on Founderâs Day to all youth, and their families, that participate in this program. Upon completion of an activity sheet, participants will receive a certificate and an official Junior Ranger badge. In addition all youth receiving a Junior Ranger badge will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a Pipestone National Monument Annual Pass. The Pass will admit the youth and all family members for one full year. The Junior Ranger program educates youth about the cultural and natural resources of the Monument.
For more information, please call the Monument at 507-825-5464.