• The village of Appomattox Court House from the west, the McLean House is on the right.

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

Appomattox 1865 Foundation Observes Arbor Day

Tree planting volunteers at Appomattox Court House NHP

The Appomattox 1865 Foundation and volunteers from the Appomattox Central Virginia Community College planted trees and shrubs as part of a vegetative screen inside the historic village.

Appomattox 1865 Foundation

CONTACT INFO:

Sue Cochrane, Board Member

swcnjcu@hotmail.com

434-660-9184

Eileen Huffman, PR Manager

Eileen@maxpromarketing.com

434-664-7259

PRESS RELEASE

APPOMATTOX 1865 FOUNDATION OBSERVES ARBOR DAY

Friends Group Members and Volunteers Plant Treesat Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (May 1, 2012): APPOMATTOX COUNTY, VA;

The Appomattox 1865 Foundation observed Arbor Day on Saturday, April 28 at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park by planting two dozen trees and shrubs. Both foundation members and volunteers from the Appomattox Central Virginia Community College Center joined forces to begin a targeted landscaping project.

"This is one of the 'top ten' projects identified by the friends group," said Sue Cochrane, Board Member and Foundation Secretary. "The trees that were planted here today are part of a long-term landscaping plan designed to further the visitor's authentic experience at the park. We are proud of our members and grateful to the volunteers who helped us today," she continued. "Partnering for projects such as this demonstrates close cooperation between the National Park Service and our valued friends groups," added Reed Johnson, Superintendent of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.

The mission of the Appomattox 1865 Foundation is to enrich the understanding and appreciation of the heritage and significance of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. The foundation focuses on education efforts to preserve the past, augment support, commemorate history and enhance the visitor's experience at the park. The group is actively seeking members with many levels of membership available. If you would like to become a "friend" or to learn more about our organization, please contact us at eileen@maxpromarketing.com, call 434-664-7259 or VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE www.appomattox1865foundation.org.

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Did You Know?

Field's uniform coat (left) James Field (right) ca. 1880, when he was President of the Virginia Baptist Convention *image courtesy VBHS

Major James Field, of A.P. Hill's staff, surrendered at Appomattox. Field served in the Mexican War, helped to write the 1st Constitution for the State of California and ran for Vice President of the United States in 1892. (Field's Confederate frock coat is at Appomattox Court House NHP)