Celebrate park’s 75th at open house


The public is invited to an open house Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles to help celebrate the park’s 75-year history.

“We hope our neighbors and fellow community members will stop by … so we can honor and thank them for their years of support,” said Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum.

She and other members of park staff will be on hand to greet people from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Olympic National Park was established on June 29, 1938, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the bill creating the park designation. The park includes three distinct ecosystems: more than 70 miles of Pacific coast, stands of old-growth and temperate rain forest and glacier-capped mountains.

For more information, please visit http://www.nps.gov/olym.