Celebrate the Painted Desert Community Complex on April 19

April 14, 2017 by National Trust for Historic Preservation

In January, Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell approved the designation of the Painted Desert Community Complex as a National Historic Landmark. Following on the heels of the announcement was the successful restoration of the complex's gleaming Oasis Building storefront. Now, it’s time to celebrate these achievements! We hope you will join the National Trust, the National Park Service (NPS), and our local partners as we mark the milestone.

Comparison of the Oasis Building storefront from 1962 and 2017

photo by: Beinlich Studios/NPS

The Oasis Building storefront originally (1962) and after restoration (2017)

What: Painted Desert Community Complex Celebration

When: Wednesday, April 19 from 1-2 p.m.

Where: The courtyard of the Painted Desert Visitors Center at Petrified Forest National Park

This event is free and open to the public. A reception and tours led by Park Superintendent Brad Traver and NPS staff will follow the celebration. Find more info about visiting the complex on the NPS website.

We hope to see you on the 19th!

Join the movement to save and sustain historic African American places. The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund will help every American see themselves, their history, and their potential in our collective story and national cultural landscape.

Learn More