Update: Great Event in 2013-- thanks to great volunteers!

Park Day to be Held on April 5, 2014!
Event Sponsored by the Civil War Trust

Historical Program to follow at the end of the day.
Water and Snacks Provided.

On Saturday, March 31, 2012, history buffs and preservationists from around the country will team up with the Civil War Trust (CWT) to help clean and restore America’s priceless battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. The nationwide effort – dubbed Park Day – is underwritten with a grant from The History Channel. For the second time, this year’s Park Day is presented in partnership with Take Pride in America, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Park Day, now in its 19th year, is an annual hands-on preservation event created by CWPT to assist local groups with the maintenance of Civil War sites. Participants gather at the sites to help with activities that range from trash removal to trail building. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers receive t-shirts and have an opportunity to hear a local historian discuss the significance of the site.

New Market Battlefield State Historical Park is one of the sites that will benefit from Park Day-related activities. Volunteers are needed to assist with brush clearing and general trash removal on Park grounds.

For more information about Park Day at the New Market Battlefield, please email or call 866-515-1864.

WHAT: National “Park Day” annual historic preservation event

WHEN: April 5, 2014, 9:30a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park
8895 Collins Parkway, New Market, VA 22844
(Follow Park signs off I-81 Exit 264)

With 75,000 members, CWT is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Its goal is to preserve our nation’s endangered Civil War sites and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds through education and heritage tourism. CWT’s website is located at www.civilwar.org.