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Great Smoky Mountains National Park holds open houses to welcome new Superintendent Cassius Cash to the Smokies.

Open Houses to Welcome New Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials invite the public to four open house opportunities to meet and welcome new Superintendent Cassius Cash to the Smokies. The open houses will be held in late February from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at each location. Two open houses will be held in North Carolina and two will be held in Tennessee.

Cash most recently served as Superintendent of Boston African American National Historic Site and Boston National Historical Park where he developed many partnerships with the surrounding community. This will be the first opportunity for the public to meet the Superintendent who begins working at the Smokies on Feb. 9, 2015.

Cassius Cash at MAAH 30th Anniversary Celebration - Converse Hall - Boston, MA

Superintendent Cash speaks during an event in Boston, MA

“Great Smoky Mountains National Park is surrounded by incredible communities with a long tradition of supporting the park,” said Superintendent Cash. “I look forward to meeting and working with park neighbors as we continue building relationships and partnerships that enable us to protect this special place together.”

Great Smoky Mountains National Park open house events for Superintendent Cassius Cash will be held:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 17 – Oconaluftee Administration Building adjacent to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee, N.C.
  • Thursday, Feb. 19 – Barn Event Center in Townsend, Tenn.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 24 – Historic Calhoun House in Bryson City, N.C.
  • Thursday, Feb. 26 – Calhoun’s Banquet Room in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

The open house events are hosted by Friends of the Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains Association, the Townsend-Walland Business Alliance, the City of Townsend and the Historic Calhoun House. Light refreshments will be served from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Photo Credit: NPS / Craig Bailey

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