The Public Lands Alliance (PLA) announced that Eastern National is among the winners of its 2019 Partnership Awards. These awards honor individuals, organizations, publications, products, programs, and services that embody leading-edge achievements in the preservation of public lands and the enrichment of visitors. EN received the Outstanding Public Engagement Award – Program or Service for “Jamestown Glassblowers at Colonial National Historical Park”
PLA describes that Outstanding Public Engagement award as recognizing exemplary products, displays, programs or services created in partnership by a nonprofit organization and a land management agency that advance meaningful and sustainable connections between individuals and America’s public lands.
At the Jamestown Glasshouse, visitors are treated to an immersive, interpretive demonstration of a historic handicraft. Per the Public Lands Alliance judges “the demonstration, information and opportunity to purchase a piece of glass give a lifelong impression. They exhibit a real connection to the visitors and the history of the park.”
The Jamestown Glassblowers prepared a video to show their gratitude for the recognition and offer a glimpse into the award winning work that they do every day.