Colonial National Historical Park to Celebrate National Park Service’s 101st Birthday

The National Park Service celebrates its 101st birthday on August 25.

At Colonial National Historical Park, the celebration will include a special guest: Former President Theodore Roosevelt.

Roosevelt will be portrayed by Bill Rose at the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and at Historic Jamestown Visitor Center at 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Rose is the co-owner of an historical education and entertainment company — Shades of Our Past, LLC — and has portrayed many people from history over the decades.

Roosevelt will deliver a portion of the speech given at the Jamestown Exposition in 1907, in which he stated that, “We are prone to speak of the resources of this country as inexhaustible, this is not so.”

You can talk to Roosevelt at the events and hear his plans for our national parks.

Other activities will include Ranger cut-outs, which will be available for photos all day. There will also be law enforcement cruisers and maintenance equipment on display at the park’s two visitor centers at Jamestown and Yorktown.

You can learn more about the event here.