February 7, 2012

Volunteer for CWT's Park Day!

March 31st is the Civil War Trust's Park Day where volunteers help clean and fix up battlefields and other historic sites.







 

Some of the big battlefields will  be participating, such as Cedar Creek, Antietam and Gettysburg but there are a lot of smaller sites participating too. Pennsylvania only has two participating sites but Virginia and Tennessee have a lot participating.


This really is a great time to help out your favorite site, especially since many sites are significantly underfunded. Each site has different jobs to be done from landscaping and cleaning to locating and identifying graves.



 A lot of visitors really does take its toll on historic sites. The sites really do appreciate having a lot of extra hands to do work that needs to be done. You can bring tons of friends and make a really fun day of it.  

Anyone planning on participating?


9 comments:

  1. That sounds like so much fun! I will have to let the history club I'm in know, this would be an awesome activity. Thank so much for posting about this, I never would have known about it! :)

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    1. I hope you do. The one in Philly sounds really interesting. It's locating and cataloging graves.

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  2. Thanks for posting this - something to keep in mind.

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    1. If you can't go yourself, you can always let others know about it.

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  3. There aren't very many in PA but I'm going to see if my unit will add this to the list this year!

    -Martha

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  4. If we could somehow carpool I think the three of us should go out there.

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  6. .....Or you drive and stay in a hotel while I hitch hike and lay in a muddy ditch somewhere... :-\

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    1. Because I am very well known for letting my friends sleep in muddy ditches--okay but that's only because they think they are too hardcore for tents. :D

      If we do go, we won't be staying the night.

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