“Fishing and Fun on the Waterfront 2010”
This program, which will take place on selected Friday's during July and August 2010 allows children to learn about the history of the waterfront at City Point over the centuries, fish along the river, and paint their surroundings on individual canvasses.
The confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers provided the necessary means for thousands of years of human survival. Rangers will discuss the various groups who valued this spot, and why we still use it today. The program runs from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at the Grant’s Headquarters Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield in Hopewell, Virginia. Children ages 6-12 and are invited to pack a lunch and join park rangers for fishing and painting along the Appomattox River waterfront. Each program is limited to 10 participants. Community groups or homeschooled groups of more than 10 are asked to contact our Education Specialist for special program scheduling.
Dates for the 2010 program are:
Friday July 9
Friday July 16
Friday July 23
Friday July 30 and
Friday August 6
The program is free of charge, but reservations are required. Parents are invited to join kids for lunch at noon. All fishing and painting supplies will be provided. For more information or to reserve a spot, please email our Education Specialist or call (804) 732-3531 ext. 204
Petersburg National Battlefield was established in order to commemorate the campaign, siege, and defense of Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864 and 1865 and to preserve for historical purposes the breastworks, earthworks, walls or other defenses or shelters used by the armies.