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President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary

By Staff, 04/13/21 10:18 PM

Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration


Hope, AR – The staff of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site invites you to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the site, beginning on Friday, April 16th and continuing throughout the year. First preserved by the Clinton Birthplace Foundation and then established as a unit of the National Park Service in 1999, President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site includes the Birthplace Home, visitor center and bookstore, and the Virginia Clinton Kelley Memorial Garden.

On April 16th, 2011, the National Park Service welcomed President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site as the 394th national park site, with a dedication ceremony. President Clinton attended the ceremony and shared his fond memories of his childhood years in Hope. As he toured the Birthplace Home, he was amazed at how it looks nearly the same as it did during his childhood. He once said, “In this house I learned to walk and talk, I learned to pray, I learned to read, I learned to count from the playing cards my grandparents tacked up on the kitchen windows.”


Anniversary Events:  


  • April 16th  The official birthday Help us celebrate with cupcakes for community partners and visitors, front porch talks at the Birthplace Home, and the conclusion of Ten Days of Fascinating Facts on social media.

  • April 16th  Everchanging Hope Art and Essay Contest This program kicks off with local 4th and 5th graders invited to create original artwork and essays about their ideas of what hope means to them, by connecting their own experiences during this challenging school year to President William Jefferson Clinton’s views of having and keeping hope. This virtual contest is judged by park staff and community members.
  • May 7th  Everchanging Hope Art and Essay Contest winners announced Entries will be featured on the park website through July.
  • June 25th  B.A.R.K. Ranger Day This fun event for dog-lovers is dedicated to embracing B.A.R.K. Ranger principles and celebrating our furry companions! B.A.R.K. Ranger swearing-in ceremonies take place throughout the day.
  • July 23rd  Junior Ranger Day Children and their families are invited to learn more about the Junior Ranger program. Stop by and pick up a Junior Ranger booklet or become a virtual Junior Ranger by downloading the decennial (10-year) Junior Ranger booklet from the park website. Park rangers will make virtual presentations on our Facebook page throughout the day.

  • August 19th  A Very Jazzy Decade/Happy Birthday President Clinton Park ranger Alexandra Remick performs a saxophone jazz piece with the accompaniment of park rangers from New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park (virtually) from inside the Birthplace Home. Find this special program posted on the park webpage and social media pages.

Administered by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior, President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site preserves the birthplace home of President William Jefferson Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. For further information, please call the park at 870-777-4455 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., visit our website at www.nps.gov/wicl, and like our Facebook page.


About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 423 parks in the National Park System and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.