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Eastern National today announced the release of the highly anticipated 2020 Passport To Your National Parks® Regional Stamp Set. Since 1986, fans of the Passport To Your National Parks program have been collecting these colorful, commemorative stamp sets to decorate their beloved Passport books. - December 17, 2019
Veterans Day weekend events set to honor women veterans of the Vietnam era - October 26, 2018
Announcing the 2018 Regional Stamp Set, the newest addition to the annual stamp series from the popular Passport To Your National Parks program®. - November 30, 2017
September 13, 2017— The National Park Service Employees & Alumni Trust Fund is now accepting donations to aid National Park Service and partner organization employees who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Donations may be made online at www.eandaa.org through a PayPal account. Alternatively,... - September 15, 2017
Circle the date! In honor of the all-American total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, Eastern National and Passport To Your National Parks® are excited to announce special edition “Time-of-Totality” cancellation stamps. These cancellations will be available at the following 19 National... - August 08, 2017
The Campaign for Wesleyan Chapel aims to raise funds to support the development, installation, and stewardship of an exhibit that will enhance visitors’ understanding of the space. - July 19, 2017
Government officials and community members will gather July 12 for a ceremony to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the historic move of the Highland Lighthouse in North Truro, MA. In 1996, the lighthouse was moved 450 feet back to safer ground, thanks to a six-year, grassroots effort by local volunteers to preserve the oldest lighthouse on Cape Cod. - July 10, 2016
Eastern National has released a Passport To Your National Parks® Collector’s Edition to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service this year. The deluxe, expanded version of the Passport To Your National Parks® book has space to collect park cancellations and commemorative Passport stamps for every national park site in the National Park System—to date more than 400. Proceeds from the sale of Passport books and stamp sets are donated to the National Park Service. - February 07, 2016
Eastern National announces leadership changes. Dr. G. Jay Gogue, Board Chair, has stepped down as Board Chair and will remain a board member. George Minnucci, who served as CEO since 2008, has been named Board Chair. John F. Ryan, Chief Administration Officer, has been appointed Secretary-Treasurer of the Association. He will continue to serve in his current role as Chief Administration Officer. Kevin C. Kissling has assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. - November 15, 2015
Eastern National is pleased to announce the release of a new publication, "Get to Know Your Parks/ Conozca sus Parques." Written in English and Spanish, the book encourages young people to visit and learn about America’s national parks. Beautifully illustrated with images from a variety... - September 27, 2015
Eastern National is pleased to announce the 2016 Passport To Your National Parks® Photo Contest. The contest is open to active National Park Service employees and Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs). Ten winning national park photos will be featured on the 2016 Passport To Your National Parks® annual... - August 12, 2015
Eastern National is pleased to announce the release of a new publication, "Guidebook to American Values and Our National Parks." The book is the first to detail how national parks are expressions of America’s values. As it prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2016, the National Park... - June 24, 2015
Eastern National is proud to unveil its National Park Service Centennial Arrowhead Product Line, available for sale to National Park Service (NPS) Employees, NPS Volunteers-In-Parks, and approved partners. The new products showcase the official NPS Centennial logo, complemented by the NPS’s signature... - June 12, 2015
George Minnucci, Eastern National’s Chief Executive Officer was presented with the James V. Murfin Award by the National Park Service on Tuesday. The James V. Murfin Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the partnership between the NPS and cooperating... - June 10, 2015
Diane Carlson Evans, Founder and President of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation (VWMF), is pleased to announce exciting advances in the management of programs related to the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. The Foundation’s directors selected Eastern National, an association recognized... - April 02, 2015
Eastern National is proud to announce the formation of new partnerships with two national park sites, Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park in Paterson, New Jersey, and Hampton National Historic Site in Towson, Maryland. Eastern National will operate educational museum stores at both parks, and... - March 21, 2015
Annual Awards Highlight Excellence in Performance and Partnership - March 18, 2015
Eastern National is pleased to announce the release of a new publication, "Asians and Pacific Islanders and the Civil War: Official National Park Service Handbook." The book is the third book in a series of official National Park Service Handbooks that profile the contributions of ethnic groups... - March 01, 2015
Chief Operating Officer Kevin Kissling announced that Jason Scarpello has been selected as Creative Director for Eastern National. The Creative Director, a newly created position, will be responsible for Eastern National’s design, product development, marketing, e-commerce, and publishing programs. - February 05, 2015
Chief Operating Officer Kevin Kissling announced that Megan M. Cartwright has been selected as Director of Retail for Eastern National. The Director of Retail, a newly created position, will be responsible for the day-to-day retail operations of Eastern National, sales training, inventory replenishment,... - January 07, 2015
Eastern National is pleased to announce the 2015 Passport To Your National Parks® Photo Contest. The contest is open to active National Park Service employees and Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs). Ten winning national park photos will be featured on the 2015 Passport To Your National Parks® annual... - August 02, 2014
Eastern National is proud to announce that their crowdsourcing initiative through the popular website Kickstarter.com was successful. The project was launched in April 2014 to fund a new edition of the only National Park Service publication that profiles the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. The... - July 19, 2014
Three new publications highlighting three distinctly different National Park Service Sites have been produced by Eastern National: "Independence: The Park in Pictures," "Minuteman Missile National Historic Site," and "Upper Delaware in Verse and Image." "Independence:... - May 11, 2014
Annual Awards Highlight Excellence in Performance and Partnership - May 03, 2014
Eastern National is proud to announce a new crowdsourcing initiative through the popular website Kickstarter.com, to fund a new edition of the only National Park Service publication that profiles the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. If the project is fully funded, Eastern National plans... - April 05, 2014
Eastern National is seeking submissions of photographs of all 401 national park sites in America. These images will be used in a variety of projects including a special Passport To Your National Parks publication that will showcase the beauty and history found in each of America’s “crown... - March 08, 2014
Eastern National is proud to announce the winners of the annual Passport To Your National Parks® photo contest. The contest is open to National Park Service employees and Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs), and ten images are selected for the collectible Passport To Your National Parks® commemorative... - November 29, 2013
The Songs for Junior Rangers CD, produced by the National Park Service, has been named a 2013 National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) Silver winner, for quality, innovation, entertainment and educational value. For more than 20 years, the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) has been... - October 27, 2013
Eastern National has released a new publication, "Slavery in the United States: A Brief Narrative History." This book chronicles the history of slavery, documented as early as the 18th century BCE in the Code of Hammurabi, and documents its impact on the United States, from the seventeenth... - August 28, 2013
Eastern National is proud to announce the opening of a new educational museum store at the newly renovated Benjamin Franklin Museum, located at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The store will sell a wide variety of Franklin related commemorative items which incorporate... - August 24, 2013
Eastern National has released a new publication, "The War of 1812: Official National Park Service Handbook." This new book features essays by 12 prominent American and Canadian historians exploring key themes and stories of the War of 1812, from the development of Canadian and American national... - August 04, 2013
In preparation for the upcoming centennial of the National Park Service in 2016, Eastern National is proud to announce the release of a new product bundle. It contains the popular Passport To Your National Parks® book and a new, full length video from Finley- Holiday Films, America’s National... - August 01, 2013
A new publication, "American Indians and the Civil War: Official National Park Service Handbook," has been published by Eastern National. A collection of essays by noted scholars and historians, this book details the Native American contributions to the American Civil War, and the effects of... - July 13, 2013
Eastern National is pleased to announce the 2014 Passport To Your National Parks® Photo Contest. The contest is open to active National Park Service employees and Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs). Ten winning national park photos will be featured on the 2014 Passport To Your National Parks® annual... - June 27, 2013
Eastern National and Duffy Books in Homes USA have partnered to provide eligible students with free books when they visit Fort Stanwix National Monument. Six titles will be made available to students: Yankee Doodle Boy by Joseph Plumb Martin; Can’t you make them behave, King George? by Jean Fritz;... - May 25, 2013
Eastern National has released a new publication, A March for All: Selma’s Voting Rights Movement, which chronicles the struggle for civil rights and the impact of the marches from Selma, Alabama in 1965. This insightful book takes the reader beyond the headlines of the day and inside the marches... - April 04, 2013
The Passport To Your National Parks® iPhone Application was selected as the winner of the Electronic Media category at the 10th annual Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) Media and Partnership Awards. The awards recognize the outstanding contributions made by nonprofit partners to engage... - March 27, 2013
Eastern National is pleased to announce the release of the Android version of the Passport To Your National Parks® mobile phone application, available for free in the Google Play store. An iPhone version of the application was released last year. The Android version of the application was funded... - March 27, 2013
New Book Connects the Civil Rights Journey to America’s National Parks - February 10, 2013
Annual Awards Highlight Excellence in Performance and Partnership - February 09, 2013
Each year, Eastern National holds a photo contest for NPS employees and Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) to select ten images–one national and nine regional–for the collectible Passport To Your National Parks® commemorative stamp set. The stamps are distributed on a single perforated sheet... - November 17, 2012
In the thousands of volumes written about the Civil War, there has never been a comprehensive history of the Department of the Interior during this tumultuous time. The newly released Eastern National publication, The Department of the Interior in the Age of the Civil War, fills that void. The executive... - November 17, 2012
Before the sit-ins in Greensboro, before the Montgomery bus boycott, there was the student strike at the Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville, Virginia. In 1951, Barbara Johns led her follow students in protest against the inadequate and overcrowded facilities they faced. Their strike, which changed... - November 16, 2012
The compelling story of American Latino heritage in the United States from the early 19th century to today is the focus of Eastern National’s new publication, American Latinos and the Making of the United States. Authored by Yale University Professor Stephen Pitti, PhD, the book provides an overview... - September 20, 2012
More than 70 National Park Service sites help tell the story of the Civil War, from the opening shots at Fort Sumter to the surrender at Appomattox. To help young people understand this turbulent time in our nation’s history, Eastern National has published the Civil War Activity Book, featuring... - July 25, 2012
The year 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Convention. Some 189 countries have signed on to the Convention making it perhaps the most nearly universal treaty for cultural preservation and nature... - July 25, 2012
The nation was wrought with conflict 150 years ago, while the Union and Confederacy fought epic battles during the American Civil War. Over 600,000 men lost their lives in a struggle that ultimately destroyed the institution of slavery and restored the United States into one nation. Since 2011, the sesquicentennial... - July 25, 2012
Eastern National has been awarded a $15,500 Empowerment Grant from the Motorola Mobility Foundation for the Passport To Your National Parks® Android mobile phone application. The grant will assist Eastern National in the development of an Android mobile phone application which includes planning tools,... - July 01, 2012
Eastern National is pleased to announce the 2013 Passport To Your National Parks® Photo Contest. The contest is open to active National Park Service employees and Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs). Ten winning national park photos will be featured on the 2013 Passport To Your National Parks® annual... - June 30, 2012
Eastern National is proud to announce that Bernice A. King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, will be present for a book signing event to be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, located at 1964 Independence Avenue, Southwest, Washington, DC. The event will... - May 24, 2012
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