For Immediate Release: 03/24/04
Third Winchester Battlefield Plan to be Presented at Public Meeting
A meeting will be held April 6, 2004 to discuss interpretive plan
(Winchester, VA) - The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) and the historical consulting firm History Associates Incorporated (HAI) are in the process of creating an interpretive plan for a Civil War battlefield site acquired by CWPT, northeast of Winchester, Virginia. The enhancements being considered for the 222-acre parcel off of Red Bud Road include informational wayside exhibits, walking and other exercise paths, and landscaping to create a lasting historical and natural resource. Furthermore, the groups are exploring ways to use the Third Winchester site to promote Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley as heritage tourism destinations.
CWPT and HAI will be holding a public meeting Tuesday, April 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Shenandoah University's Historical & Tourism Center, 20 South Cameron Street, Winchester, Virginia. The meeting will be for the purpose of discussing interpretive ideas and to answer additional questions. All are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
WHAT: Public Meeting to Announce Third Winchester Battlefield Interpretive Plan
WHEN: Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Shenandoah University's Historical & Tourism Center, 20 South Cameron Street, Winchester, Virginia.
With 50,000 members, CWPT 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. For more information, visit CWPT's web site at www.civilwar.org.
History Associates Incorporated is a historical research and consulting firm based in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, visit the web site at www.historyassociates.com.
HAI Press Contact: Amber Moulton-Wiseman
Telephone: (301) 279-9697
CWPT Press Contact: Melissa Noyes
Telephone: (202) 367-1861 ext. 203