March 16, 2016
Pea Ridge National Military Park is again participating in the Civil War Trust's annual Park Day on Saturday April 2, 2016. This nationwide annual event is sponsored by the Civil War Trust to encourage history and park enthusiasts to volunteer at Civil War- and now Revolutionary War-battlefields and historic sites to help sites take on battlefield preservation maintenance projects both large and small. This year Pea Ridge will be replacing historic split rail fence on the Leetown battlefield section of the park.
This event will run from 9am until 12:30pm on Saturday, April 2 at tour stop #4, Leetown battlefield. Volunteers will be required to fill out a volunteer form at the event site. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, work gloves, and bring drinking water. The first 50 participants will receive a 2016 Park Day t-shirt. In the event of inclement weather, the park has chosen April 9 as a rain date. Volunteers may sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 479-451-8122, extension 232 or 226. More information about the event can be found at www.nps.gov/peri and our Facebook page. More information about the Civil War Trust can be found at www.civilwar.org.
Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves and commemorates the March 1862 Civil War battle that helped Union forces maintain physical and political control of the state of Missouri. Administered by the National Park Service, the 4,300 acre battlefield is located 10 miles north of Rogers, just off of US highway 62.