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Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site Is Modifying Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance: Popular Rendezvous Event Cancelled

 


Williston, ND – Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site has made the difficult, but necessary, decision to cancel the upcoming 2020 Rendezvous that was scheduled for June 18-21. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.

This decision was made out of an abundance of caution. Alice Hart, Fort Union Trading Post Superintendent said “The popular Rendezvous event attracts more than 3,000 participants and visitors and is supported by more than 100 volunteers. Current guidance for social distancing and limitations on large gatherings make it unsafe to hold such an event in the near future.”

The park is planning new digital outreach for the week of Rendezvous, including a social media campaign celebrating past Rendezvous’ and hosting a digital version of the ever-popular Kid’s Day on Thursday June 18. Please look for updates on our park website, http://www.nps.gov/fous and on social media at https://www.facebook.com/FortUnionTradingPostNHS/.

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on http://www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.

About the National Park Service: More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at http://www.nps.gov, and on Facebook, Instragram, Twitter, and YouTube.

 

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