Gov’t shutdown cancels Cabrillo Centennial events

CabrilloCentennialWith the federal government shutdown closing all National Park Service units, the 100th anniversary weekend at Cabrillo National Monument has been canceled. While there was a whole slate of events planned for the weekend closest to the actual centennial, including a “Lights Up the Night” fundraising gala, the celebration of a century of San Diego’s only National Park Service unit will have to wait.

With the Cabrillo National Monument website shutdown, the private Cabrillo National Monument Foundation website has the info on when the Lights Up the Night fundraiser will be moved (trying for March 2014), and has info for those who already purchased tickets.

No word yet on when other centennial events will be held. Cabrillo National Monument was established on October 14, 1913 by President Woodrow Wilson, reserving a half-acre of land at Fort Rosecrans for the site of a statue honoring Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo.

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