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National Park Service Centennial: A Speaker’s Series

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Press release from NPS: This September, the National Park Service and the Central Rappahannock Regional Library will host a speaker’s series focusing on various topics related to the history of the National Park Service, which turns 100 years old August 25.   Each of the programs will explore a different aspect of the National Park Service and some of the …

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NPS Centennial Open House at Chatham Manor

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Press release from NPS: Fredericksburg, VA — Happy Birthday National Park Service! Have you ever wanted to explore all of the aspects of running a national park? Join us for a birthday Open House at Chatham Manor on Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. to celebrate 100 years of caring for our national treasures. Each branch of the …

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Ice House Site Preservation at Ellwood

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Eagle Scout candidate Matt Irwin of Troop 325 and a small group of dedicated assistants recently aided the National Park Service and FoWB in preserving the 19th century ice house site on the grounds of historic Ellwood Manor. Following detailed instructions from NPS, Matt’s Eagle Scout project included removing 20th century debris and trash that had been tossed into the pit …

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Kirsten Talken-Spaulding Selected as Superintendent of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

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National Park Service – News Release February 4, 2016 Philadelphia: National Park Service Northeast Regional Director Mike Caldwell has selected Kirsten Talken-Spaulding as superintendent of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park in Virginia.  She replaces Lucy Lawliss who retired in late December, 2015.  Talken-Spaulding comes to the position from Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia.  She will begin her new …

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