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Aug 25 First Taste of the Parkway Posted on Aug 25, 2018 by Great Smoky Mountains Association, Friends of the Smokies, and Experience Your Smokies are collaboratively bringing you this event in support of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read More
Jun 24 Smokies Life Redux: Rhododendron Revisited Posted on Jun 24, 2018 by Did you know that there are more than 1,000 species of rhododendron in the world? Can you name the four species we have in the Smokies? Read More
Jun 24 The Benefits of Spiders – An Interview with Kefyn Catley Posted on Jun 24, 2018 by Spiders tend to get a bad rap, but they are actually critical to the balance of our ecosystems. Read More
Mar 26 David Brill to speak at Hot Springs Trail Fest Posted on Mar 26, 2018 by Among several upcoming public appearances for David Brill, author of GSMA’s recent release Into the Mist, is Hot Springs Trail Fest, where he will speak on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. at the Town Welcome Center in Hot Springs, N.C.? Read More
Mar 26 George Masa to be inducted into Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Posted on Mar 26, 2018 by The late George Masa, whose photographs were pivotal to the creation Great Smoky Mountains National Park and can be seen in GSMA's Pictures for a Park, is among the eighth class of Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame honorees to be inducted Friday, May 4.? Read More
Mar 10 Secretary Zinke Announces Record Visitation to America’s National Parks Posted on Mar 10, 2017 by Today, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke hailed 331 million recreation visits to America’s national parks in 2016 – a third consecutive all-time attendance record for the National Park Service. Read More
Mar 01 Great Smoky Mountains Association Earns Prestigious National Awards Posted on Mar 1, 2017 by Great Smoky Mountains Association, a long-time, education partner of GSMNP, earned multiple top honors recently for projects unveiled during 2016. Read More
Mar 11 'Women of the Smokies' Author Q&A Posted on Mar 11, 2016 by Thank you to author Courtney Lix for taking a few minutes to talk with us about her new book, “Women of the Smokies.” GSMA: Where did the idea for the book originate? Lix: The idea for the book came from a series of articles for Smokies Life Magazine Read More
Sep 11 DLIA's Salamander Ball born from strong partnership Posted on Sep 11, 2015 by “Salamanders big, salamanders small! Come one, come all to the Salamanders Ball.” - Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Knoxville Zoo, a benefit fundraiser for Discover Life in America Read More
Sep 04 2015 Holiday Catalog Available Posted on Sep 4, 2015 by Are you itching to get your holiday shopping over with so you can smugly brag at the Thanksgiving table about all the free time you’ve earned due to your super-hero-like gift-giving skills?  Read More
Aug 19 Carroll Best CD earns prestigious IBMA nomination Posted on Aug 19, 2015 by Great Smoky Mountains Association’s “Carroll Best and the White Oak String Band” has been named among the best of the year by earning an award nomination in the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual competition. Read More
Jul 22 New Audio Tour Available at Mountain Farm Museum Posted on Jul 22, 2015 by Visitors to the Smokies are invited to take a trip back in time as they listen to a new audio tour developed for the Mountain Farm Museum located at Oconaluftee Visitor Center. Read More
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