Pullman National Monument celebrates National Parks Week with 9 days of activities in April


PULLMAN – The Pullman National Monument is hosting events centered around yoga, coffee, a scavenger hunt and more to celebrate National Park Week.

Nine days of activities will begin April 16 at the national monument site, 610 E. 111th St., according to a National Park Service news release.

The schedule:

  • Yoga at Pullman: A yoga instructor will guide visitors through an outdoor session from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 16. If it is raining, the session will take place at the Visitor Center at the Pullman National Monument site. Space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to register in advance by calling 773-468-9310 or emailing [email protected]
  • Create a Pullman-inspired haiku: Haikus inspired by Pullman or the National Park Service posted on social media or given to visitor center workers will be posted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 17. Social media posts should be tagged with #PullmanNPWHaiku #ParkCreativity and #NationalParkWeek.
  • Coffee with the superintendents: Get a complimentary cup of coffee while chatting with Superintendents of Pullman National Monument, Teri Gage, and State Historic Site, Levi Brey, from 10-11 a.m. April 18 outside the Visitor Center.
  • Accessibility Scavenger Hunt: Find all the accessibility features at the Pullman Visitor Center and State Historic Site anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 19 and win a small prize.
  • How to become a Ranger: Ask questions and find out what rangers do at the Pullman National Site and the National Park Service. You can also be notified of current job and internship opportunities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 20.
  • Dig for Pullman Archaeology: “Dig” for Pullman artifacts in a sandbox, as part of an Archeology and Preservation lesson from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 21. Participants can learn about the lives of Pullman workers through objects they dig up.
  • Earth Day Seed Contest: Get free seeds from the visitor to plant in your garden from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Earth Day, April 22.
  • Annual spring cleaning: Join the annual Pullman neighborhood cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 23. Those interested or with questions are encouraged to contact the local volunteer coordinator, Grace Kruse, at 773-468-9310 ext. 1004.
  • Fireside Stories and Jazz: Listen to live jazz and stories about Pullman workers from 6-7:30 p.m. on April 24. Visitors can share their own stories about Pullman at the Oral History Booth and record it on site, or get more information on how to participate in the Pullman Oral History Project.

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