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For Immediate Release – November 29, 2017
Contacts Name: ERIC CAMPBELL (540) 868-0937
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park Begins 15th Anniversary Celebration
Middletown, VA --- Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park will launch a year-long celebration of the 15th anniversary of the park’s establishment with an event on . Site Manger Karen Beck-Herzog will kick off the event with a cake cutting at at the Visitor Contact Station located at 7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA. The public is invited to enjoy a slice of cake and learn more about the park, what has been accomplished, and what is coming in the future, then enjoy the Middletown Holiday Parade which begins at
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP is a partnership park comprised of 6 partners dedicated to the preservation, protection, and interpretation of the rich Shenandoah Valley history from early settlement to the Civil War and beyond. The partners are the National Park Service, Belle Grove Inc., Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Shenandoah County, and the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
About Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park: Cedar Creek and Belle Grove commemorates a nationally significant Civil War landscape and antebellum plantation by sharing the story of Shenandoah Valley history from early settlement through the Civil War and beyond. The park is embedded within the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District, a National Heritage Area.
Created on December 19, 2002, the park encompasses approximately 3,700 acres across three counties and includes the key partner sites of Belle Grove Plantation (owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and managed by Belle Grove, Inc.), Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation lands and Headquarters, Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation lands, and a developing Shenandoah County Park. The partner sites continue to be owned and operated independently.