Yosemite to celebrate 125 years

Yosemite National Park will celebrate its 125-year anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center.

Ceremonial highlights during the public celebration will include famed environmentalist John Muir live on stage as portrayed by Lee Stetson, traditional Yosemite songs, a Mounted Park Ranger Patrol, and creation of a community time capsule.

Fourth-grade students throughout the Central Valley and Mountain Area will receive free park passes as part of the Every Kid in a Park program, and are asked to help mark Yosemite’s 125th birthday since its establishment.

Gabriel Lavan-Ying, also known as “Ranger Gabriel” will also hold one-on-one interviews with students to help inform them about the historic park and all its monumental accomplishments in 125 years.

The public is invited to attend the event Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center.

National Parks Service