Clemson University Institute for Parks

Please join us for...

The 38th annual George B. Hartzog Jr. Lecture


Co-presented by:

National Park Service Director
Jon Jarvis 


Terry Tempest Williams

2:00 pm Tillman Hall Auditorium

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016.


At 2pm, Terry Tempest Williams will read from her new book, The Hour of Land. Director Jarvis will follow with remarks regarding the first century of the National Park Service and a vision for the next century. Director Jarvis and Terry Tempest Williams will follow their formal presentations with a discussion of the challenges facing our National Parks and opportunities for the future.

A book-signing and reception for the speakers and Hartzog Award winners will follow the lecture.
Free Parking is available at the Clemson First Presbyterian Church,
346 Old Greenville Hwy, Clemson, SC 29631.
For your convenience, shuttles will be available to transport you to the Lecture and return you to the lot following the Lecture.
100 Years later, National Park Service lands still grant us 'breathing space'The lecture series is named for South Carolina native George B. Hartzog, Jr. (1920-2008), who directed the National Park Service from 1964 through 1972. A bold and inspirational leader, Hartzog had a natural gift for addressing key challenges pertaining to diversity, inclusion, and relevance. During the “Hartzog Years,” sixty-two parks were added to the National Park system resulting in the most accelerated period of growth in Park Service history.

VIDEOS of the 2016 Hartzog Lecture:   Recap-short version      Full length version

Past Hartzog Lecturers

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