National Park Service Seeks Volunteers
National Park Service
For Immediate Release -
National Park Service Seeks
Middletown, VA ----- Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is now seeking motivated and qualified volunteers to assist the park in visitor services needs and other special projects.The park, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary last month, will open a new Visitor Contact Station in Middletown this spring and will need assistance staffing that facility.
"After years of planning, the National Park Service is becoming more operational at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove," stated Park Ranger Eric Campbell. "This National Park Service operated facility is tangible evidence that the park is moving forward to providing orientation and visitor services to the public." Volunteers will be needed in order staff and operate the Contact Station.
The Visitor Contact Station will contain various exhibits and displays on the history of the Shenandoah Valley, the Civil War's impact on the region and the
Created on December 19, 2002, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park encompasses approximately 3,700 acres across three counties and includes the key partner sites of Belle Grove Plantation (owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and managed by Belle Grove, Inc.), Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, and a developing Shenandoah County Park. The partner sites continue to be owned and operated independently.
About Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park:
The National Park Service Volunteers-In-Parks Program (VIP) was authorized by Public Law 91-357 enacted in 1970. The primary purpose of the VIP program is to provide a vehicle through which the National Park Service can accept and utilize voluntary help and services from the public. The major
Did You Know?
Two future U.S. presidents fought at the Battle of Cedar Creek: Col. Rutherford B. Hayes and Capt. William McKinley. Hayes was promoted to brigadier general for his services at the battle and was elected president in 1876. McKinley won his bid for the White House in 1896.