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Middletown, VA - Cedar Creek and Belle Grove Historical Park, in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, announce a series of special National Park Service programs to commemorate the battles that made up Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign. For further details please click here.
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, its Key Partners and members of the park's Federal Advisory Commission invite the general public to a ceremony commemorating the completion of the park's new General Management Plan (GMP) on Thursday, June 16, at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn of Belle Grove. MORE (.doc file, 55 KB)
For the first time in its history, Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP will offer free ranger-led summer programs. Beginning June 12, National Park Service rangers will present programs that tell the park's many stories related to the rich cultural history of the Shenandoah Valley, the Battle of Cedar Creek and the Civil War's impact on the local communities. All the programs are free and continue through August 15. MORE (.doc file, 55 KB)
Federal Advisory Commission to Meet March 18, 2010
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove NHP announces the next meeting of its Federal Advisory Commission, at the Strasburg Town Hall. The notes for its December 17, 2009 meeting are also released, MORE (.pdf file, 261 KB)
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove NHP announces the hiring of a Park Ranger-Interpreter, who will be responsible for the park's future interpretive plans. MORE (.pdf file, 22 KB)
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove NHP releases the meeting notes for the park's Federal Advisory Commission meeting of September 18, 2008, MORE (.pdf file, 111 KB)
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove NHP releases the meeting notes for the park's Federal Advisory Commission meeting of June 18, 2009. MORE (.pdf file, 61 KB)
Cedar Creek & Belle Grove NHP releases the meeting notes for the park's Federal Advisory Commission meeting of March 19, 2009. MORE (.pdf file, 135 KB)
The National Park Service is pleased to announce the availability of the Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park (NHP). MORE (.pdf file, 148 kb)
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.