The Benjamin Franklin Museum store was redesigned to showcase a wide variety of educational and interpretive products, such as apparel and accessories, kitchenware, reproductions, and children’s items.
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Eastern National offers a wide variety of custom-produced publications which explore critical events in U.S. history, including the American Revolution and the Civil War.
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Special attention was placed on the product assortment at our Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial store to focus on the core themes and interpretation, and to ensure the quality and integrity of the products and services that are offered.
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Since 1959, Eastern National has operated the Jamestown Glasshouse, which produces handblown replicas of colonial glass vessels and tableware in addition to contemporary art glass pieces.
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Did you see CBS's "Sunday Morning" yesterday? They kicked off a new series, "On the Trail," to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial, and our partners Acadia National Park were featured! Recently the Park used Eastern National donation funds to develop a children's map. Learn more: www.nps.gov/acad... See MoreSee Less
The National Park Service turns 100 this year. As part of our new series, "On the Trail," Conor Knighton takes a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine. At just under 50,000 acres, it's one of our smallest national parks, but also one of the most popular.
Did you know that Eastern National partners with Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, which preserves and interprets the history and legacies of the Wright Brothers AND Paul Laurence Dunbar?
And during the month of February 2016, a Special Passport® cancellation stamp will be available at the Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site as part of #BlackHistoryMonth.
We love when our partners are featured in the media!
In Sunday's Q&A (Jan. 31) with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Ajena Rogers, supervisory park ranger at the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, shares her greatest satisfaction at the Site: "It’s getting to know the people in the community who care so deeply about telling the story of Maggie Walker and telling it right, so that she finally gets the recognition that she so well deserves in our time.” ... See MoreSee Less
Site Manager Todd Arrington and Park Ranger Mary Lintern put up a banner this morning to let people know about the new American Experience documentary "Murder of a President," premiering on PBS next Tuesday, February 2 at 9 p.m. (Eastern)!
Mary and Todd traveled to Boston almost two years ago to be interviewed for the film, and both appear in the documentary. So please watch to learn more about President Garfield but also to see two of our knowledgeable staff on national television!
Snow Days - Volume 1
Ranger Jim took a camera with him while closing down the park yesterday afternoon to capture images of the battlefield blanketed in snow. Here are a few shots from Redoubt Brannan, the only surviving interior earthwork of Fortress Rosecrans.
We'd like to remind our local fans that sledding is not permitted in the park particularly on the historic earthworks.
Save the Date! On Tuesday, February 2 the premiere of "Murder of a President" will air on PBS's American Experience! The film is based on Candice Millard's 2011 bestseller "Destiny of the Republic" and chronicles the events between the July 2, 1881, shooting of President James A. Garfield and his death 80 days later on September 19.
Check out this short video from 1964 of the raising of the USS Cairo, a Civil War ironclad gunboat on display at Vicksburg National Military Park. With Eastern National support, the Park has hosted events such as "Shadows of the Past"—evening candlelight walks for visitors to meet historical personalities that shaped the monumental struggle for Vicksburg. Learn more: www.nps.gov/vick... See MoreSee Less
Please enjoy this brief video of original footage of the raising of the U.S.S. Cairo. Vicksburg National Military Park would like to thank Jim Lancaster, of Dallas, TX, for providing us with this footage after recently coming across it himself. Jim is one of the young boys in the video. His father shot the footage in 1964. The U.S.S. Cairo is now on display at Vicksburg National Military Park. #FindYourPark
“Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what was seen during a moment.” – Carl Sandburg
The renovation and restoration of Carl Sandburg’s farm home, Connemara, began in November 2015. Contents of the house are expected to return in 2018, just before the 50th anniversary. Eastern National is proud to partner with the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Read about the renovation: ow.ly/X1mcF
Photo: June Glenn. Carl Sandburg in upstairs office at Connemara ... See MoreSee Less