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Contact: Rodney Blanton, 270-358-3137
Contact: Patti Reynolds, 270-358-3137
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Plans Clean Up Day at the Boyhood Home: Knob Creek Farm
On Saturday, April 5, 2008, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site will join history buffs and preservationists in association with the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) to help clean and restore America’s priceless battlefields, cemeteries and memorials. The nationwide effort –dubbed Park Day–is underwritten with a grant from The History Channel. For the second time, this year’s Park Day is presented in partnership with Take Pride in America, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site is one of the sites that will benefit from Park Day-related activities. Volunteers are needed to assist with the heavy work of re-opening the park’s Overlook Trail at the Boyhood Home: Knob Creek Site. Scouting groups will receive special patches for picking up trash along Knob Creek and the entire general area. For more information about Park Day at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, please contact Rodney Blanton or Patti Reynolds at 270-358-3137 or Rodney_Blanton@nps.gov/abli.
Park Day, now in its tenth year, is an annual hands-on preservation event created by CWPT to assist local groups with the maintenance of Civil War sites. Participants gather at the sites to help with activities that range from trash removal to trail building. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers receive t-shirt for their efforts.
WHAT: National “Park Day” annual historic preservation event
WHEN: April 5, 2008, beginning at 10:00 am
WHERE: Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek, US 31E seven miles north of Hodgenville, KY
With 75,000 members, CWPT is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Its goal is to preserve our nation’s endangered Civil War sites and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds through education and heritage tourism. CWPT’s website is located at www.civilwar.org.
(For a complete list of participating Park Day sites, visit http://www.civilwar.org/parkday/)