Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Cowpens National Battlefield is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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April 2 -5, Spartanburg-area children spent their spring break learning about life during the colonial period and the American Revolution. Cowpens National Battlefield collaborated with the Spartanburg Historical Association and the Spartanburg YMCA to host a spring break camp for underserved 3rd and 4th graders funded by a Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation. Read more
Cowpens National Battlefield and the Carolina Foothills Artisan Center combined contemporary artisans practicing 19th century craftsmanship and interactive living history lessons at the park. Read more
Cowpens National Battlefield’s Youth Conservation Corps 15 – 18-year-olds who work and learn together on projects that further the development and conservation of US natural resources, and one of the park’s Teacher-Ranger-Teachers planned and hosted a Kids Get Outdoors Day on June 27. Among the 100+ participants in the day’s activities were 60 Hispanic children from the local Migrant School, a 4-week school for children whose parents are working in the area for the summer. Read more
All Cowpens National Battlefield permanent employees have attended Operational Leadership training empowering them to use critical thinking skills in daily risk management decisions and encourage employees to embrace safety as part of their professional identity. COWP also managed to train a few long-term seasonal employees so they too can implement Operational Leadership principles at Cowpens. Read more
Through a partnership with Charlotte, North Carolina’s Johnson C. Smith University, a historically black university with a Pubic History program, Cowpens National Battlefield recruited an intern for the spring of 2012 and employed a STEP Visitor Use Assistant for the summer. Read more
Did You Know?
In the Revolutionary War, some women, known as camp followers, went with their husbands to the battlefields to tend to such chores as cooking, mending, laundry, and nursing the sick and wounded. Sometimes unmarried women performed these duties for a small wage and half rations.