• Sunken Road

    Shiloh

    National Military Park TN,MS

2011 National Park Week

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Date: April 13, 2011
Contact: Joe Davis, 731-689-5696

Superintendent Woody Harrell is pleased to announce that Shiloh National Military Park will be hosting special programs during National Park Week 2011. Join us April 16th–24th as America celebrates this week long observance.

"We are eager to host events for National Park Week 2011. This is an opportunity for all Americans to learn more about their parks. To coincide with these special programs being offered at Shiloh Battlefield, this week has also been designated a fee free week." stated Superintendent Harrell.

In conjunction with National Park Week, Shiloh National Military Park will present a different program starting on Sunday April 17, 2011. The interpretive programs will provide visitors the opportunity to learn about the vast cultural and natural resources of Shiloh Battlefield, added Harrell.

The programs for the upcoming week are listed below, and visitors may register, and receive additional information about each program by contacting the Shiloh Battlefield visitor center at 731-689-5696.

April 17 (5pm) Arial Acrobats of the Night (Bat Program) meets at Shiloh visitor center

April 18 (1pm-3:30pm) Shiloh Indian Mound Program Series meets at the Shiloh Indian Mound kiosk

April 19 (6pm) The Establishment of Shiloh National Military Park meets at Shiloh visitor center

April 20 (5pm) Meet the Eagles meets at Shiloh visitor center at 5pm

             (11am) Meet the Eagles meets at Tennessee River Museum

April 21 (6pm) The Civil War Begins: Fort Sumter meets at Shiloh visitor center

             (1:30pm) Arial Acrobats of the Night (Bat Program) meets at Tennessee River Museum

 April 22 (9-1, 1-4) All Day Tours of Shiloh Battlefield meets at Shiloh visitor center

              (11am) The Establishment of Shiloh National Military Park meets at Tennessee River Museum

April 23 (9am) Junior Ranger Day meets at Shiloh visitor center

April 24 (1:30pm) The Monuments of Shiloh: Memorials of Stone meets at Shiloh visitor center

Did You Know?

John Wesley Powell

Explorer John Wesley Powell, who first journeyed the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, did so with only one arm. He lost his right arm at Shiloh while commanding a battery of Illinois artillery pieces.