A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Salazar to Join Postmaster General Potter in Unveiling New Book on National Park System
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Postmaster General John Potter will celebrate National Park Week by releasing the first official copies of a new book, The Grandest Things: Our National Parks in Words, Images, and Stamps, which explores the history and beauty of our national park system through breathtaking images and historic stamps.
In addition, they will unveil the Scenic American Landscapes Premium Stamped Postal Cards, a set of 20 stamped post cards featuring 10 different national park designs.
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Postmaster General John Potter
Dan Wenk, deputy director, National Park Service
Allen Kane, director, The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
What: Unveiling of The Grandest Things: Our National Parks in Words, Images, and Stamps and Scenic American Landscapes Premium Stamped Postal Cards
When: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 11 a.m.
Where: The Smithsonian's National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C. (across from Union Station)