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MIC Lecture Series Presents: “History of the NPS Uniforms” by Robert Anderson

September 14, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm MDT


Uniforms do more than identify—they tell a story.

Dive into the captivating history of the iconic National Park Service uniform with National Park Ranger Robert Anderson. Through this enlightening lecture, attendees will embark on a journey that traverses not just timelines but also gender and racial perspectives.

The National Park Service uniform is a symbol recognized globally. But beneath the fabric and insignias, lies a history steeped in tradition, evolution, and societal reflections. Anderson sheds light on how the uniform has evolved over the years, reflecting broader shifts in society, especially in terms of gender and racial inclusivity.

Why Attend?

  • Learn about the historical evolution of an iconic uniform that symbolizes the guardianship of America’s treasured landscapes.
  • Understand the broader societal shifts in terms of gender and race that have been reflected and influenced by the uniform’s design and policies.
  • Engage in a thought-provoking discussion and Q&A session with Ranger Anderson post-presentation.


  • Location: Moab Information Center (MIC), Main Hall.
  • Admission: Free, but seating may be limited. Early arrival is recommended.

About the Presenter:
National Park Ranger Robert Anderson has been an integral part of the National Park Service for over a decade. Passionate about history, preservation, and education, he brings a unique perspective to the intricacies and evolution of the uniform and what it represents in a broader societal context.

Come Prepared:
Bring a keen sense of curiosity, questions, and an eagerness to learn. The lecture is a blend of visuals, artifacts, and engaging narrative that promises to be both informative and thought-provoking.


September 14, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm MDT
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Moab Information Center
(435) 259-6003
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