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News Release Date: February 9, 2015

Contact: Chris Revels, 864-936-7921

Contact: Jim Campi (CWT), 202-367-1861

As our nation commemorates the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, volunteers across the country will once again answer their nation's call to service. On Saturday, March 28, 2015, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust, History™and Take Pride in America at more than 98 historic sites across the country to participate in the 18th annual Park Day.

Since its inception in 1996, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities.In 2014, nearly 9,000 volunteers at 104 sites across the country donated more than 35,000 service hours.This year, organizers hope to build on these impressive figures.

In the lower upstate, Ninety Six National Historic Site will participate in Park Day. Needs include the removal and brushing of non-native exotic plant species. Refreshments will be provided free of charge. Additionally, the park will use this opportunity as a chance to honor America's veterans –from those who hallowed this ground 230 years ago, to those just now returning from active duty. For more information about Park Day at Ninety Six National Historic Site, please contact Chris Revels by phone at 864-936-7921 or by e-mail at Chris_Revels@nps.gov.

WHAT: "Park Day" historic preservation event at Ninety Six

WHEN: March 28, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Ninety Six National Historic Site visitor center, 1103 Hwy 248 S, Ninety Six, South Carolina

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 more than 40,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states.Learn more at www.civilwar.org.

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Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Ninety Six National Historic Site
1103 Hwy 248

Ninety Six, SC 29666

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