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Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Centennial

With Events At Grand Canyon And Around Arizona

 

January 1, 2019 | View PDF



With the 2019 Centennial celebration of Grand Canyon National Park on the horizon, Grand Canyon Conservancy (formerly grand canyon association) and Grand Canyon National Park have announced a calendar of events for the year. Ranging from activities at the canyon to special presentations in cities throughout Arizona, the Centennial events have something for everyone.

"We're excited to share this milestone celebration with the millions of people who love, care for, and visit the Grand Canyon each year. The Centennial is a time for reflection on the past and inspiration for the future. We honor those who have called Grand Canyon home for thousands of years while building towards a future that is inclusive and reflective of our nation," said Christine Lehnertz, Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park.

Events at the canyon include a Centennial celebration on February 26, 2019 (the actual Centennial date), a fun-filled Summerfest & Star Party on the South and North Rims in June, and other special performances and presentations throughout the year.

"We look forward to commemorating 100 years of the National Park Service at Grand Canyon, while inspiring future generations to experience, connect with, and protect the canyon's unique resources," said Susan Schroeder, Grand Canyon Conservancy CEO. "The Centennial events are a wonderful way to build awareness of the vital conservation, restoration, and education efforts supported by Grand Canyon Conservancy donors."

2019 Calendar of Centennial Events

Throughout The Year: Exhibition: "100 Years of Grand" online

Through September 2019: 100-Year Journey of "Splendor & Spectacle: The Grand Canyon National Park"

Exhibition at NAU Cline Library

Flagstaff, Arizona

January 11-12:

Performances of "Grand Canyon Suite"

Phoenix Symphony

January 15:

National Fee-Free Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Grand Canyon National Park

February 20-24:

Society Symposium

Grand Canyon Historical Shrine of the Ages

Grand Canyon National Park

February 22

Community Centennial Celebration

Tusayan, Ariz.

February 23

In the Arena Performance: "Teddy Roosevelt: The Man"

At Shrine of the Ages

Grand Canyon National Park

February 26

Celebration Founder's Day Centennial

South Rim Visitor Center

Grand Canyon National Park

For More Information: Mindy Riesenberg, 928-863-3878, mriesenberg@grandcanyon.org or

Vanessa Ceja, 928-638-7728, vanessa_ceja-cervantes@nps.gov

About Grand Canyon Conservancy

Grand Canyon Conservancy (formerly grand canyon association) is the official nonprofit partner of Grand Canyon National Park, raising private funds, operating retail shops within the park, and providing premier guided educational programs about the natural and cultural history of the region.

Our supporters fund projects including trails and historic building preservation, educational programs for the public, and the protection of Wildlife and their natural habitat. Grand Canyon Conservancy inspires people to protect and enhance Grand Canyon National Park for present and future generations.

The 2019 Centennial commemorates 100 years of Grand Canyon's designation as a national park. To prepare for the next century of stewardship, the 2019 Centennial will commemorate the past and inspire future generations to experience, connect with, and protect Grand Canyon's unique resources.

 

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