AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar to Greet President Lincoln Re-enactor and NPS Director Jarvis at Historic Train Arrival into DC, Marking 150th Anniversary of Civil War
Contact: Kendra Barkoff (DOI) 202- 208-6416
Bill Line (NPS) 202-619-7222
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will greet Abraham Lincoln re-enactor “Fritz” Klein and NPS Director Jon Jarvis at Union Station in Washington, D.C., marking the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the President-elect to the capital city. “Fritz” Klein and Director Jarvis will be joined by a group of high school students from Baltimore’s Digital Harbor School on the Amtrak train from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. where they will explore how the events of the Civil War influenced and shaped our nation’s path to equality. The trip from Baltimore to D.C. represents the last leg of President Lincoln’s famous train journey in 1861 from his home in Springfield, IL to Washington, D.C. prior to his first inauguration.
Following the arrival into Washington, D.C., Secretary Salazar will continue the conversation with students at Ford’s Theatre Museum on the importance of understanding how the sacrifices men and women made 150 years ago are still relevant to issues in our communities today. As part of the America’s Great Outdoors initiative to reconnect Americans – especially youth – with our nation’s history, the DOI and the NPS see the current 150th anniversary period as an opportunity not only to paint an inclusive picture of the Civil War era, but to draw attention to the larger arc from Civil War to Civil Rights.
||Wednesday, February 23, 2011
||Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service
Will Shafroth, Acting Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Richard “Fritz” Klein, Lincoln re-enactor
Emmett Fremaux, VP of Marketing and Product Development, Amtrak
Arrival into DC, B-Roll Footage Opportunity
Tour of Ford’s Theatre Museum and Press Conference
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