We’re having a party! On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association (AMIA) will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of Anderson Marsh State Historic Park. Meet us in the picnic area of the park for music, refreshments, a few speeches and a few surprises.
The day will begin with a guided nature walk at 9am, followed by a welcoming address by AMIA President Roberta Lyons and a talk by Tom Nixon, former State Parks Ranger assigned to the park, about the founding of the park and its history since that time. In addition to other surprise speakers, the day will feature music on the Ranch House porch by Don Coffin and friends, tours of the exhibits in the South Barn – and of course, a 40th Birthday Cake.
Roberta Lyons, AMIA President, played a large part in the community effort to protect the Native American cultural sites located within the present park boundaries from being destroyed by commercial development. Here’s what she recently had to say: “For those of us who were involved in the fight to save Anderson Marsh from development, it is hard to believe that it’s been 40 years since we accomplished that goal through the creation of Anderson Marsh State Historic Park. Since then, the road has been a little rocky, but the park is still open and Anderson Marsh is still here to be enjoyed by us all.”
That’s right – we’re still here. So come enjoy a day in the park!