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TEMPORARY LIBRARY CLOSURE ANNOUNCED FOR
WILSON’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

The Hulston Library at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will be closed from October 16-November 10, 2017 in order to install new high-density, compact mobile shelving. Superintendent T. John Hillmer announced today that “a temporary closure of the library will be necessary in order for park staff to remove library materials and for contactors to install the new shelving units.”

Currently, the Hulston Library contains approximately 14,000 volumes covering all facets of the Civil War period, along with microfilm, periodicals and maps. The rapidly expanding collection has filled the available space in the library. Compact shelving will increase the library’s storage space by 100% and allow the collection to continue to grow over the next 10-15 years. Limited research assistance will be available during this period.

“We thank our visitors and library patrons for their patience during this necessary closure, which will allow the library collection to be bigger and better than ever,” says Superintendent Hillmer.












WILSON’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD
ANNOUNCES STERLING PRICE EXHIBIT
A new temporary exhibit on Confederate Major General Sterling Price opens today at the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield visitor center to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his death. The exhibit will be available for public viewing from September 13, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

Highlighting the exhibit are several items on loan from the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia. These include a presentation sword given to Price from the ladies of New Orleans in 1862, a pair of binoculars, eyeglasses, snuffbox, and a medallion. Price’s Colt Dragoon revolver and two letters are also on loan from Pamplin Historical Park in Petersburg, Virginia. Another Colt revolver is on loan from the general’s descendants. Other Price-related artifacts from the park’s collection will be on display as well.

Major General Sterling Price commanded the Missouri State Guard, a pro-Southern militia unit that fought in the Battle of Wilson’s Creek on August 10, 1861. Price went on to lead Confederate troops in many other battles during the war.
 









WILSON’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD
ANNOUNCES WINTER OPERATING HOURS


Winter hours of operation for Wilson's Creek National Battlefield have been set by Superintendent Hillmer. Beginning October 15, 2017 visitor center hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Tour road hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The tour road is open only to non-vehicular traffic between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.











 
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Last updated: October 12, 2017

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