Camp Nelson National Monument to unveil new visitor center sign

Published 1:46 pm Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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The National Park Service to announced this week the unveiling of a new sign on the front of the visitor center at 11 a.m. on Oct. 15 in front of the Camp Nelson National Monument Visitor Center.

The new sign will provide strong visual evidence that visitors are now visiting a national monument that is managed by the NPS.

Additionally, this event will provide an opportunity for the park to share information and updates about upcoming projects.

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Camp Nelson National Monument was created by presidential proclamation on Oct. 26, 2018.

A three-year agreement between the NPS and Jessamine County allows the park to be co-managed by both entities through September 2021. Afterwards, the NPS will solely manage the park.

“This unveiling is just one of many steps that move Camp Nelson closer to being fully managed by the NPS,” Superintendent Ernie Price said. “It’s a pleasure to work with the Jessamine County staff. The nation and the NPS are grateful that this important landscape has been preserved by the people of Jessamine County. The lessons that can be learned here are timeless for our entire nation.”

The sign unveiling is an outdoor event so if attending, plan accordingly. Because of public health concerns, the inside of the visitor center will be open to a limited numbers of visitors at one time, and all park trails are open.

Call the park at 859-881-5716 with questions.