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Frederick, MD – Monocacy National Battlefield announced that a partnership agreement has been signed with the newly formedMonocacy National Battlefield Foundation. This new partnership will greatly assist the park with fundraising, recruitment and as a community advocate.
Park Superintendent Chris Stubbs hailed this as a great moment in the history of the park, “Whether addressing park needs, being a voice in our community or in creating future park stewards, the work of a Friends group is invaluable.” Foundation president Jim Hubbard concurred, “The Monocacy National Battlefield Foundation is pleased to begin our support for this National Park, which has a number of unfunded projects which, if completed, will enhance the experiences of our visitors. The signatures on this agreement represent the beginning of a new era of cooperation and public service to this important part of our nation’s Civil War history.”
Initially established as a National Military Park in 1934, Monocacy National Battlefield commemorates the “Battle that Saved Washington,” fought on July 9, 1964. The national battlefield consists of six historic properties covering over 1,600 acres and served nearly 80,000 visitors in 2016.