History to Come Alive at Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon historic people

Grand Canyon, Ariz. --- Travel back in time and meet eight of Grand Canyon National Park's most influential people during "Echoes from the Canyon", the park's first living history event on Friday, August 3, 2012.

"When most people think of the Grand Canyon, they are focused on the spectacular geologic landscape," says Judy Hellmich-Bryan, the park's Chief of Interpretation, "but the Grand Canyon has a rich human history, as well. From Native Americans to conservationists, explorers and businessmen to families and trend-setting architects, people just like you and me built the foundation of today's Grand Canyon Village."

Rangers participating in "Echoes from the Canyon" will bring to life some of the historic figures who made Grand Canyon National Park what it is today. Visitors will meet these characters as they walk from Verkamp's Visitor Center to Kolb Studio through the historic Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim.

Tours will depart from Verkamp's at 8:00, 8:20, 8:40 and 9:00 p.m. Tickets are required, but are free of charge and will be available first-come first-served at Verkamp's Visitor Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Each tour can accommodate up to 60 people.

For more on "Echoes from the Canyon", please contact Interpretive Ranger Erin Whittaker at 928-638-7789. For information on Grand Canyon National Park and how to plan your Grand Canyon adventure, visit us on the web at www.nps.gov/grca or call our information line at 928-638-7888.