Library patrons learn about park

During a recent program at the New Market Area Library, area residents learned the story about the creation of the Shenandoah Naitonal Park.

Claire Jennings Comer presented a slideshow on the park’s creation. She has worked at the park for 28 years as an interpreter and interpretive specialist.

Madeline MacNeil sang and played a dulcimer during the library program. She has been performing at the park since 1972.

Kenneth Shifflet, a college professor for 30 years, shared memories of his life when he lived at on the land before it became a national park. He told the group he recalls when the government told his family members that they must move out of their 300-acre farm.