National Park Advisory Commission Meeting to be Held June 20 2013
Contact: Eric Campbell, 540-868-9176
National Park ServiceNews Release
For Immediate Release – June 14, 2013
Contacts Name:ERIC CAMPBELL
National Park Advisory Commission Meeting to be Held June 20
The next meeting of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Advisory Commission will be held on Thursday June 20, 2013 at the Warren County Government Center, 220 North Commerce Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia.The meeting will begin at 8:30 am and is open to the public.
The June meeting will include discussion on a wide variety of subjects related to the ongoing development of the park through the implementation of the park's General Management Plan and Key Partner related topics.
Individuals who are interested in the park, the implementation of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP General Management Plan, or the business of the Advisory Commission are encouraged to attend the June 20, 2013 meeting. Further information on the general management plan may be obtained at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/cebe.Questions may be directed to Amy Bracewell, Site Manager (540) 868-9176.
About Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park: Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park preserves and interprets key historical sites and events related to the history of the Shenandoah Valley, from its early settlement through the Civil War and beyond. The park will also serve as the focal point of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District, a National Heritage Area.
Created on December 19, 2002, the park encompasses approximately 3,700 acres across three counties and is managed by the National Park Service in partnership with Belle Grove, Inc; Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Shenandoah County and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation. Individual partner sites are owned and operated independently.
Did You Know?
In 1860, Shenandoah Valley counties voted for John Bell, a moderate Democrat dedicated to maintaining the Union. Valley counties at a state convention urged staying in the Union, but after the firing on Fort Sumter they stayed with Virginia rather than joining the new state of West Virginia.