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Contact: Deborah Austin, 931-232-5706
Contact: Meg Martin (Civil War Trust), 202-367-1861 x7231
Contact: Deborah Austin, e-mail us or 931-232-5706
Meg Martin (Civil War Trust) 202.367.1861 x7231
FORT DONELSON NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD AND NATIONAL CEMETERY SEEKS PARTICIPANTS FOR PARK DAY
(Dover, Tenn.) – On Saturday, April 1, 2017, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 130 sites in 30 states to answer the call to service on Park Day. Celebrating over 20 successful years, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities at historic sites nationwide.
In Stewart County, Tennessee, Fort Donelson National Battlefield will host a Park Day event beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Intended projects include the cleaning of historic War Department information tablets, and preparation for and placement of wooden worm fencing at the historic Dudley Hill.
Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Fort Donelson’s cooperative association, Eastern National. Park staff will also be available to describe the significance of the specific area being worked, and as the national park unit, as a whole.
For more information about Park Day at Fort Donelson National Battlefield, please contact Deborah Austin by phone at 931-232-5706 or by e-mail at Deborah_Austin@nps.gov
WHAT: Park Day volunteer event at Fort Donelson National Battlefield
WHEN: April 1, 2017, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Meet at Fort Donelson National Battlefield, 174 National Cemetery Drive, Dover, TN
The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, through its Campaign 1776 initiative, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. To date, the Trust has preserved close to 45,000 acres of battlefield land in 23 states. Learn more at Civilwar.org.