Special day today in history! On this date August 25th, back in 1916, the National Park Service was established as part of the United State’s Department of the Interior.
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill which mandated the agency “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”
In New York City, the NPS manages 11 sites including the recently-added Stonewall Inn National Monument in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.
Visualize these 11 treasures below:
1. Castle Clinton National Monument
2. Federal Hall National Memorial
3. Gateway National Recreation Area
4. Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site
5. General Grant National Memorial
6. Governors Island National Monument
7. Statue of Liberty National Monument
8. Stonewall National Monument
9. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
10. Hamilton Grange National Memorial
11. African Burial Ground National Monument
Keep connected to this guide to creatively visualize more about these special NPS sites in NYC. Let us know if you’ve visited one here in NY or elsewhere.
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