• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

2010 Park Day April 10th

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Date: March 11, 2010
Contact: Debbie Cohen, 301 432-2243

On Saturday, April 10, 2010, volunteers from around the country will team up with the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) to help clean and restore Americas historic Civil War battlefields, cemeteries and shrines.  The nationwide effortdubbed Park Daywill include nearly 80 historic sites in 24 states.

 

Park Day is an annual hands-on preservation event created by the CWPT where local groups and interested individuals can help with the maintenance of Civil War sites.  Participants gather at the sites to help with activities that range from trash pick-up to trail building.  In exchange for their hard work, volunteers receive t-shirts and have an opportunity to learn about the significance of the site.

 

Antietam National Battlefield is again participating in this years Park Day activities.  Volunteers are needed to pick up trash along roads and streams, rehab park trails, and plant trees.  Antietam National Battlefield will provide any needed equipment; however, participants are asked to dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear sturdy shoes or boots.  In addition, leather work gloves are strongly recommended.  In the event that the weather is bad, the event will be postponed until Saturday, April 17, 2010.  For more information, please contact Debbie Cohen at 301-432-2243 ext. 13 or e-mail us

 

WHAT:  National Park Day annual historic preservation event

 

WHEN:  Saturday, April 10, 2010, beginning at 8:30 AM  (Rain date, Sat., April 17, 2010)

                Registration:  8:30 9:00 AM

                Work Projects:  9:00 AM 12 Noon

                Special Interpretive Program:  1:30 3:30 PM

 

WHERE TO MEET:  Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center Sharpsburg, MD 21782

 

Did You Know?

Robert Gould Shaw

Robert Gould Shaw served as a Captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry and was wounded in the Cornfield at Antietam before taking command of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry made famous in the movie Glory.