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. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
A team of professionals at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield formed a partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Library District and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation to create a virtual museum and photo album. The digitized collection of over 800 Civil War-era artifacts, including letters, maps, diaries, weapons, flags, uniforms and photographs document military and civilian activities in the Trans-Mississippi Region during the period of 1854-1865. Read more
Did You Know?
The Wilson's Creek Foundation, a local grass-roots organization, began the preservation of the battlefield by raising $1,600 and purchasing 37 acres of Bloody Hill in 1951.