Protecting The New Wonderland: The Origins of The National Park Service (Exhibition)

Protecting The New Wonderland: The Origins of The National Park Service (Exhibition)

Friday 8 a.m.9 p.m.  
Saturday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m.9 p.m.  

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service (NPS), the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials drawn from the University Archives and the Bancroft Library collections.

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