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Weir Farm National Historic Site Takes Part In National Park's Birthday

Weir Farm National Historic Site was established in 1990 to preserve and share the famously inspiring light, color and landscape that has inspired artists since 1882.
Weir Farm National Historic Site was established in 1990 to preserve and share the famously inspiring light, color and landscape that has inspired artists since 1882. Photo Credit: Xiomaro.com

RIDGEFIELD/WILTON, Conn. -- The Weir Farm National Historic Site is taking part in the birthday of the National Park Service, which turned 99 years old Aug. 25.

In preparation for 2016’s year-long centennial celebration, the National Park Service is inviting you to "Find Your Park." Visitors can share their park experiences with others by posting on social media with the hashtag #FindYourPark.

“Birthdays are a time to celebrate and we want you to know that your local national park is the place to join in on the fun” said Weir Farm National Historic Site Superintendent Linda Cook in a press release. “Weir Farm National Historic Site offers something so completely unique, so totally inspiring, and I invite you to start your #FindYourPark journey right here in Connecticut.”

On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the National Park Service. Today, there are 408 national parks throughout the country and each one tells an important part of the American story. Some commemorate notable people and achievements, others conserve magnificent landscapes and natural wonders, and all provide a place to have fun and learn.

Weir Farm National Historic Site was established in 1990 to preserve and share the famously inspiring light, color and landscape that has inspired artists since 1882. Last year, more than 34,000 park visitors enjoyed the park, adding $2.6 million to the local economy and supporting 23 area jobs, according to a press release.

Weir Farm National Historic Site welcomes everyone to experience the power of creativity, art and nature. Escape to the only national park dedicated to American painting and rediscover the beauty of light and color in everyday life. Learn more at www.nps.gov/wefa or on Facebook , YouTube and Instagram at @WeirFarmNHS.

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