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08/13/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2017 08:04

Richmond Riverfront Partners to Host Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Richmond Riverfront Partners to Host Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Brown's Island

RICHMOND, Va.- It's almost here! On Monday, August 21, Richmonders will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the solar eclipse making its way across North America. The National Park Service in Richmond, American Civil War Museum, James River Park System, and Venture Richmond invite the public to experience this event on Brown's Island from 1-4 pm. Staff from these riverfront partners will distribute 600 free pairs of NASA-approved Rainbow Symphony solar eclipse viewing eyeglasses beginning at 1 pm, and pop-up tents on site will feature information on the eclipse as well as upcoming programs along the riverfront. Additionally, a limited-edition National Park Service Junior Ranger solar eclipse booklet and badge will be available to 200 children between ages 5 and 14. 'We're so excited to partner with our friends along the riverfront for this unique event,' said Andrea DeKoter, Chief of Interpretation for Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site. 'I invite the public to join us for a fun - and safe - viewing of the solar eclipse.' For more information, please contact the Richmond National Battlefield Park at (804) 226-1981, or visit us online atwww.nps.gov/rich or www.Facebook.com/RichmondNPS.

About Richmond National Battlefield Park

Richmond National Battlefield Park is one of over 410 national park areas across the United States. Experiencing the park's 13 historic sites and five visitor centers usually takes a full day. A driving tour of the battlefields is available at any of the park's facilities. The main park visitor center is located at Historic Tredegar (470 Tredegar Street in Richmond) and provides museum exhibits, audio-visual programs and orientation services to help plan a visit to the battlefields. For additional information, contact the park at 804-226-1981, or via the internet at www.nps.gov/rich orwww.Facebook.com/RichmondNPS.