Although most official signs that went up in 2018 refer to the current situation as a “lapse in funding,” the language during the 2013 shutdown was more direct. 25 days into the longest shutdown in US history, all national parks remain closed — including Sitka’s. Sitka National Historical Park has furloughed 8 employees, all of whom have missed their first paychecks of the shutdown. (NCPA photo)