Blogs

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ticket Lottery Opens on October 25

2008 Lighting of the National Christmas Tree by Donna Spiewak, NPS.The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, held annually on the Ellipse, between the National Mall and the White House in Washington, D.C., will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at 5 p.m.

READ MORE
The Statue of Liberty’s Crown Reopens After Yearlong Closure

Statue of Liberty. Source: NPS.gov.With another year of renovations under her belt, Lady Liberty reopens her crown to the public on October 28, 2012. The welcoming beacon of the New York Harbor, embodying freedom and democracy, closed her doors the day after her 125th birthday last year, and will reopen just in time to celebrate her 126th.

READ MORE
Enjoying Fall in Philadelphia

If you live near downtown Philadelphia, you are in luck! Historic Philadelphia Inc. is putting on events throughout the fall that will bring history to life and celebrate the season.

READ MORE
New book 'Pumpkin' tells the story of America's darling squash

Cover image of Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon by Cindy Ott. Image courtesy University of Washington Press.Did you ever wonder how the pumpkin earned its spot as the revered symbol of autumn? Or how it made its way to front stoops and Thanksgiving tables across the country?

READ MORE
Park Palates: Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles by Butter Me Up Brooklyn. Credit: Lillian AuldFall is in the air, which means it’s time to cue the pumpkin recipes.

READ MORE
Discovering American Latino Heritage in our National Parks

Taos Pueblo. Two residents of Taos c. 1890.  Despite general resistance to outside infiltration, Spanish cultural influence in architecture, practice and garb are seen throughout the Pueblo. Courtesy of the Library of CongressSpanning five centuries beginning in the age of exploration, Latino peoples have played an important role in American history and the development of America.

READ MORE
Sequoia Gets Spooky as Wuksachi Lodge Celebrates Halloween

Wuksachi Lodge at Twilight. Source: Wuksachi LodgeThe lost souls of the high Sierras will inspire the imagination for all ages throughout October at Wuksachi Lodge and Sequoia National Park.

READ MORE
Park Palates: Pine-Smoked & Maple-Glazed Wild Salmon

Pine-Smoked & Maple-Glazed Wild Salmon - Image courtesy Abrams Books.If you're looking for a way to spruce up your usual camping meals, you'll want to give this tasty, yet relatively easy recipe a try.

READ MORE
Goats are the New Landscapers on Staten Island

Goats are employed at Fort Wadsworth, doing the job of clearing unwanted invasive vegetation. A green project, that doesn't involve machinery or fuel.Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, is home to fifteen young goats with a purpose: eat the poison ivy!

READ MORE
Gear Review: Moving Comfort NoChill Hoodie

Moving Comfort NoChill HoodieRunning outdoors always presents a challenge for active Americans living in cold climates. From October to March, the weather is cold, snowy, and downright miserable in many places. Icy winds and falling snow promote sledding and snowball fights, but the puffy coats and snow pants that are used for these activities are not conducive to more strenuous workouts.

READ MORE
Syndicate content