Tag Archives: National Parks

Co-Creating Narratives in Public Spaces Symposium Review

I took a break from dissertation writing to attend a symposium called, “Co-Creating Narratives in Public Spaces,” jointly held by the National Park Service and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Why does the NPS need this symposium? Well, where … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Conference Season Begins!

I am writing this blog in a hotel at my second conference in two weeks. I attended the “Spotlight on National Park Resources in the National Capital Region” conference last Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the National Conservation Training Center … Continue reading

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Scholarship and Partnerships: The State of History in the National Parks

I braved the Pennsylvania Turnpike on November 6 to talk about my two favorite topics: history and the National Park Service. It was well worth the drive and the toll roads. This past conference season has been frustrating and discouraging … Continue reading

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Reopening the Parks

I feel compelled to wrap up this saga.  Today was my first day back in Catoctin’s archives, the same place I was working the morning of the shutdown. Cars were parked in the parking lot and visitors enlivened the visitor … Continue reading

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Shutdown Showdown and the Battle over National Parks, Week One

  I write “Week One” hoping that this is the only week of the government shutdown, but fearing it may go on longer. On October 1, I watched my NPS colleagues at Catoctin Mountain Park barricade the park and posted … Continue reading

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Conversation Starter: A 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps?

The National Park Foundation has launched a website to gather ideas for the upcoming NPS centennial in 2016. Scott Breen, a student in Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law, posted an argument for a 21st … Continue reading

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