Volcano’s National Park Marks 25th Year as a World Heritage Site with Events

Twenty-five years ago, Hawai‘i Volcanoes
National Park was acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest treasures,
and was designated a World Heritage Site for having “superlative attributes
of universal value important to the common heritage of humanity.” Today,
there are 21 World Heritage Sites in the United States (including two in
Hawai‘i, the other is Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument) and 962
sites worldwide.

World Heritage “After Dark in the Park” Presentation. Join National
Geographic Traveler editor Jonathan Tourtellot for an overview of World
Heritage Sites, how World Heritage grows jobs, four common myths about
World Heritage and America’s position in the global quest for World
Heritage sites. No registration required. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’
ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free (but park entrance fees apply).
When: Wed., Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

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