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“In Their Own Words: Storytelling at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial,” a first-person oral storytelling tradition held on the National Mall every Memorial Day (and Veterans Day), will take place May 30, 9 a.m. to noon. A follow-up ceremony will occur at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

This event enables anyone touched by the Vietnam Women's Memorial, or by their own or another's service, to tell their story.

Learn more: www.vietnamwomensmemorial.org. #vietnamwomensmemorial
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Witness one of England's first industries in North America! Watch this glassblowing demo at Jamestown Glasshouse.

Did you know that Eastern National operates the Glasshouse and Glasshouse Gift Shop at Colonial National Historical Park - Historic Jamestowne? Learn more: ow.ly/N9pR300ujTM #glassblowing
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Dolley Madison was born Dolley Payne on this day in 1768.

She married James Madison, the future fourth President of the United States, in 1794. Her first husband, John Todd, died during a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia.

Did you know? You can visit the home of future first lady Dolley Madison where she lived with her first husband from 1791-93?

The Dolley Todd House is a unit of Independence National Historical Park, Eastern National's partner. The 2016 summer hours are June 25-Sept. 5: ow.ly/g7X9300pBVR #visitphilly Photos (left): National Park Service
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Planning a visit to Vicksburg National Military Park this month?

Check out these upcoming events: Commemoration of the 153rd anniversary of the story of “Forlorn Hope” (5/21-22); Memorial Day concert with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra (5/28); and living history programs honoring the 3rd U.S. Colored Cavalry (5/28-29). Learn more: ow.ly/7RBj300lrbJ

Eastern National is proud to partner with Vicksburg and support the living history program commemorating "Forlorn Hope." #vicksburg
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There are a number of BioBlitzes happening this weekend including Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway's event.

St. Croix BioBlitz, May 20-21, is part of the National Park Service Centennial and celebrates biodiversity and provides experiences that will inspire the next generation of park stewards.

Eastern National is proud to support St. Croix BioBlitz, providing funding for stipends to allow researchers and subject matter experts to collect and record data, and give presentations on mammals, birds, mussels, amphibians, fish, insects, and more.

Learn more: ow.ly/NhTq300kftN #BioBlitz2016
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Join us this coming Friday and Saturday for the St. Croix Bioblitz.

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Attention all Serafina fans! Eastern National will be hosting a book signing and celebration of the popular children’s mystery-thriller “Serafina and the Black Cloak” (Disney Hyperion) at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville, N.C., on 5/21, 12-3 p.m.

Fans of the New York Times Best Seller, which takes place at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., will have the chance to have their copy of "Serafina and the Black Cloak” signed by author Robert Beatty and will receive exclusive free copies of the first two chapters of the upcoming sequel “Serafina and the Twisted Staff,” to be released on 7/12. Event also features a presentation and reading from Beatty, giveaways, Q&A session, free “Serafina Dark Forest” ice cream from The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, and a chance to meet 'animals' featured in the book. Details at ow.ly/Lm6G300hUh1
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Map collector or explorer? Chart your course with 20% OFF maps thru 5/17 at www.eParks.com.

Whether you need a map to guide you though Blue Ridge Parkway or just want to decorate your walls with a framed Civil War Battlefields map, we've got you covered: ow.ly/bCdw3006NKP

Purchases support America's National Parks.
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Proclaimed 55 years ago today: Russell Cave National Monument.

Did you know that the park has an annual "Reptiles and Amphibians" program that educates the community on the venomous and nonvenomous reptiles in the area?

Last year Eastern National funded this popular community event at www.nps.gov/ruca/.
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