Thousands of Volunteers Pitch in at Civil War Battlefields - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Thousands of Volunteers Pitch in at Civil War Battlefields

Posted: Apr 05, 2018 10:58 AM Updated:

MANASSAS, Va. (AP)- A Civil War preservation group is soliciting volunteers to help maintain and preserve more than 150 battlefields and historic sites across the country.

The Civil War Trust's Park Day attracts thousands of volunteers every year who take part in activities like building trails, raking leaves, painting signs and putting up fences.

Park Day is scheduled for Saturday this year. Participating sites are located in 32 states, including Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. Interested volunteers can find a list of participating sites on the Trust's website , and are encouraged to contact those parks directly to coordinate their volunteer time.

Locations in Virginia include Manassas National Battlefield, Appomattox Court House Historical Park and Cedar Mountain Battlefield. Locations in Maryland include Antietam and Monocacy battlefields. In Delaware, Fort Delaware State park is participating.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Some Still Without Glasses As Accurate Optical Remains Closed

    Some Still Without Glasses As Accurate Optical Remains Closed

    Monday, July 22 2019 9:46 PM EDT2019-07-23 01:46:42 GMT
    Monday, July 22 2019 9:46 PM EDT2019-07-23 01:46:42 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md-After a tenant and landlord showdown last week, Accurate Optical in Salisbury remains closed. This, after Azar Filipov Real Estate Holdings, who owns Accurate Optical's renting space says months of unpaid rent is to blame. And though AccuratMore
    SALISBURY, Md-After a tenant and landlord showdown last week, Accurate Optical in Salisbury remains closed. This, after Azar Filipov Real Estate Holdings, who owns Accurate Optical's renting space says months of unpaid rent is to blame. And though AccuratMore
  • Ex-Virginia Governor Contesting Harassment Probe

    Ex-Virginia Governor Contesting Harassment Probe

    Monday, July 22 2019 7:08 PM EDT2019-07-22 23:08:55 GMT
    Monday, July 22 2019 7:08 PM EDT2019-07-22 23:08:55 GMT
    Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder (Photo: AP)Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder (Photo: AP)
    Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder (Photo: AP)Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder (Photo: AP)
    Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder says he is contesting an investigator's finding that he kissed a university student six decades his junior without her consent.More
    Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder says he is contesting an investigator's finding that he kissed a university student six decades his junior without her consent.More
  • Governor Hogan Announces INFRA Grant Award

    Governor Hogan Announces INFRA Grant Award

    Monday, July 22 2019 6:00 PM EDT2019-07-22 22:00:42 GMT
    Monday, July 22 2019 6:00 PM EDT2019-07-22 22:00:42 GMT
    Governor Larry Hogan announced Monday that Maryland will receive $125 million dollars from the federal INFRA Grant Program to allow double-stacking in Howard Street Tunnel.More
    Governor Larry Hogan announced Monday that Maryland will receive $125 million dollars from the federal INFRA Grant Program to allow double-stacking in Howard Street Tunnel.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices