LNL  October 27 — The Beginnings of the National Park Service: “Over a Wyoming Campfire”

Lunch & Learn
Refreshments at 12:15pm 
Presentation at 1:00pm
GenRe Forum, NCC East Campus 

 

 

 

Lunch & Learn is for current LLI members only, No guests please
NCC Photo ID Required

October 27 — The Beginnings of the National Park Service: “Over a Wyoming Campfire”

In 1872, the United States created Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park, to “conserve the scenery unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” Today there are more than 450 national parks in the US and 1200 worldwide. This presentation will focus on the creation of the National Park Service in 1916 to intervene in the health of the nation’s lands. We will discuss and show the history of conservation and how the American wilderness plays an important role in the identity of the American people, as well as outline the personalities and events that created one of the most successful and popular government agencies ever conceived.

Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics.