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HFNHP celebrating 100th anniversary with Naturalization Ceremony

By Staff | Aug 19, 2016

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host a Naturalization Program on Thursday, Aug. 25, beginning at 11 a.m. in Lower Town.

In partnership with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services approximately 20 new citizens will take the oath of citizenship in one of our nation’s most unique historical settings.

“National parks belong to all Americans,” said Harpers Ferry Superintendent Rebecca Harriett, “so what better way to welcome a new generation of American citizens than in our country’s most significant places like Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.”

On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the National Park Service. Today, there are over 400 national parks in the country and each one tells an important part of the American story. On Aug. 25, all national parks will offer free entrance for everyone.

Harpers Ferry National Monument was established in 1944 and became a national historical park in 1963. Last year, more than 261,000 park visitors enjoyed the site, adding to the local economy.

For further information, contact Harpers Ferry National Historical Park at 304-535-6298.