The National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites in the Southwest are places that provide us with the opportunity to form a deeper connection to the land, the people and the past that anchors us all as Americans. There’s simply no better getaway in the United States than a visit to one of our many national parks.
There are 13 national parks and 37 monuments and historic sites and parks in the Four Corners states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Several are represented in this exhibition through historic and contemporary photographs and objects from the collections. Please join us as we celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial anniversary!
Writer and environmentalist, Wallace Stegner, once stated that the “National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.” Marking the Sparrow’s Fall: The Making of the American West. (1983)