Quarter Launch Media Advisory

United States Mint to Launch America the Beautiful Quarters Coin Honoring Theodore Roosevelt National Park

A National Park Service Centennial Event

MEDORA, ND – The United States Mint will join the National Park Service (NPS) to celebrate the release of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  The event also coincides with the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service on August 25, 1916. Festivities will take place on Thrusday, August 25 at the park’s Painted Canyon Visitor Center at 10:00 a.m. MDT.

Highlights of the event include a coin exchange where the public can trade cash for $10 rolls of newly minted Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarters. Children under 18 will each receive a new quarter, courtesy of the U. S. Mint. School children will have the opportunity to join rangers in creating NPS Centennial murals which will be displayed in park visitor centers

Who:          The Honorable John Hoeven, U.S. Senator

                              The Honorable Kevin Cramer, U.S. Congressman

North Dakota Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley

Shirley Meyer, Western Area Director, Office of Senator Heidi Heitkamp

Rhett Jeppson, Principal Deputy Director, United States Mint

Patricia Trap, Deputy Regional Director, Midwest Region, NPS

Wendy Hart Ross, Superintendent, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Clay Jenkinson, Historian

Where:      Painted Canyon visitor Center, I-94, Exit 32

When:       10:00 a.m. MDT, Thursday, August 25, 2016

Please note, parking will be extremely limited. Please call the park if you plan to send media personnel.


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