WASHINGTON, D.C. - This spring, South Carolina volunteers will aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites as part of Park Day, the Civil War Trust’s annual hands-on preservation event. On April 7, thousands of volunteers across the country will participate as Park Day celebrates its largest year ever with 160 historic sites in 32 states and the District of Columbia.
Locally, a cleanup with be held at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site near Ehrhardt beginning at 9 a.m. on April 7. Volunteers will help clean up around the community building and maintain trails. Historical and educational programs, including children’s crafts, will be available, and a meal will be provided. For more information, contact Dan Hancock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Carolina volunteers can also sign up at the following locations:
- Waxhaws Battlefield, Lancaster, 9 a.m., March 28. Contact Ken Obriot at email@example.com.
- Ninety Six National Historic Site, Ninety Six, 1 p.m., March 31. Contact Adrian Stewart at Adrian_stewart@nps.gov.
- Cowpens National Battlefield, Gaffney, 9:30 a.m., April 7. Contact Kathy McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kings Mountain National Military Park, Blacksburg, 9 a.m., April 7. Contact Chris Revels at email@example.com.
- Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, Clinton, 1 p.m., April 7. Contact Dawn Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Civil War Trust is a national nonprofit land preservation organization devoted to the protection of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. It saves the battlefields of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and educates the public about their importance in forging the nation. To date, the trust has preserved over 48,000 acres of battlefield land in 24 states, including 409 acres in South Carolina.