Eastern National, Wright Brothers National Memorial Celebrate New Visitor Center and Park Store The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center and Eastern National park store took place in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on October 20, 2018. Housed within the new state-of-the-art visitor center, the Eastern National store..
Eastern National’s “Choose to Reuse” Bagless Pilot Helps Reduce Litter This summer, 18 Eastern National locations piloted the “Choose to Reuse” bagless initiative in their park stores in support of the National Park Service’s Green Parks Plan. The pilot has been a resounding success, keeping tens of thousands of plastic bags from potentially ending up..
Eastern National Announces Regional Realignment Updates Eastern National is excited to announce the next phase in our regional realignment. This summer, we continued to reshape our regional boundaries to help shrink region sizes and create more capacity. We are also pleased to announce staff updates coinciding with this realignment. Respectful Workplace Initiative Is in..
A New Chapter Begins at Eastern National: Introducing America’s National Parks Eastern National is making some exciting changes to our family of brands. Beginning in 2019, we’ll introduce a new name to our park visitors and partners at the store level: America’s National Parks. Read more… How Eastern National Extends the Visitor Experience from..
EN Launches Philanthropic Branch June 2018 Earlier this month, Eastern National launched a new philanthropic branch. This milestone event marks a significant change in the way we support our park partners. Since our founding in 1947, we have been a traditional cooperating association, operating educational retail outlets. In line with this launch, we’ve also begun..
EN Announces Phase 2 of Regional Realignment Over the past month, Eastern National has welcomed new talent and congratulated current team members for taking on new roles. As we begin Phase 2 in our regional realignment, we’re excited to announce additional changes to our staff and site structure. These changes align with our Strategic..
EN Continues Cherry Blossom Festival Support in 2018 Chilly weather and delayed peak bloom for Washington, DC’s iconic cherry trees didn’t keep visitors away from the nation’s favorite celebration of spring. Eastern National’s support of the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival, including donation funding for special Bloomin’ Junior Ranger badges and pop-up sales tents, helped ensure..
Eastern National 2018 Competitive Grant Recipients Announced Eastern National is pleased to announce the awardees of its 2018 Competitive Grant Program. The Competitive Grant Program provides funding to parks to support the educational, scientific, and interpretive activities of the National Park Service. These 31 partners have been awarded grants in the following amounts for a..
Megan Shelley Cartwright Appointed as New Chief Operating Officer for EN On January 30 Eastern National’s board voted to promote Megan Shelley Cartwright to Eastern National’s Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Filling this position is part of the organization’s regional realignment and will allow increased capacity for Eastern National to support the people, resources and..
Eastern National Hosts Holiday Pop-Up at Saugus Iron Works In early December Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site and Eastern National joined forces to host the site’s very first off-season open house and pop-up shop. Dubbed “Broadhearth” after the large colonial revival house that artist Wallace Nutting built, the pop-up was designed to highlight Nutting’s..