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90th Anniversary Celebration
March 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - March 4, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
On March 3, 1927, the U.S. Congress passed an act that established Stones River National Military Park. Join us as we celebrate 90 years of sharing the unique resources and stories of our park with the public.
Friday March 3, 2017
1 PM – Birthday Cake Ceremony – Help us blow out ninety candles and share some cake and memories with us at the park visitor center.
Saturday March 4, 2017
Throughout the day, park rangers will present special programs detailing the important phases in the park’s ninety year history.
10 AM – Precious Dust – Federal management of the battlefield began with the establishment of Stones River National Cemetery. Join a ranger for walk on that hallowed ground and see how much of the park’s history is reflected in the landscape. (60 minutes)
11:30 AM – Rising from the Ashes: The Cemetery Community – Walk the ground where a Freedemen’s community thrived for decades and discover how the park’s creation impacted the lives of its residents. (60 minutes)
1 PM – Mission 66 – Let a ranger guide you on a walk highlighting the major changes in the park’s infrastructure and interpretation during the National Park Service’s 50th birthday. (60 minutes)
2:30 PM – Making a 21st Century Park – Join a ranger for a short walk that allows visitors to appreciate the major changes that have shaped the park and its programming during the last three decades. (60 minutes)