150th Anniversary

150th Anniversary

In 1864, when President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, he ensured the preservation of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, launching the national park movement  and creating a legacy that continues through this day.


The Yosemite Grant was the seed of an idea – that our nation's most magnificent and sacred natural places should be preserved for everyone and all time. Yosemite Conservancy, the National Park Service and others will celebrate with events throughout the year. The Conservancy is also offering publications and merchandise commemorating the past 150 years in Yosemite.


Join us at an event, purchase an anniversary item, or make a gift in honor of this remarkable milestone.

 

Anniversary Events and More

The 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant is being celebrated throughout the year in and around the park.

To commemorate the 150th anniversary, Yosemite Conservancy partnered with filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan to...

Yosemite Conservancy is pleased to publish two new books celebrating the 150th anniversary of this remarkable place...

Yosemite Conservancy, along with corporate, philanthropic and civic leaders, commemorated the 150th anniversary of...

Who were the leaders who changed the course of history and preserved Yosemite for all time? How does Yosemite...

Browse for publications celebrating the history and stories of the last 150 years in Yosemite.