For Immediate Release: 05/05/06
Public Meeting to Discuss CWPT's First Day at Chancellorsville Battlefield Site
May 18, 2006 meeting will discuss the interpretive plan for Spotsylvania County battlefield
(Washington, D.C.) - The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) and the historical consulting firm History Associates Incorporated (HAI) have created a draft interpretive plan for the First Day at Chancellorsville battlefield, a Civil War site acquired by CWPT on an area formerly known as Lick Run or the Mullins Farm. The enhancements planned for the 140-acre parcel off of Route 3 include informational wayside exhibits and walking and other exercise paths that will allow the community to better utilize this historical and natural resource. Furthermore, CWPT and HAI seek to established ways the site can act as a gateway to other Civil War sites in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County.
The CWPT and HAI will be holding a public meeting Thursday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. at the National Park Service Chancellorsville Visitor Center, 10 miles west of Fredericksburg on Route 3. At this meeting, they will present the draft interpretive plan and seek comments and questions from the community. All are invited to attend.
WHAT: Public Meeting to discuss the Interpretive Plan for the First Day at Chancellorsville site.
WHO: History Associates, Inc., Civil War Preservation Trust, interested members of the community
WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: National Park Service Chancellorsville Visitor Center,
Route 3, Spotsylvania County, Va.
With over 70,000 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 the web site at www.civilwar.org.
History Associates provides business, government, and nonprofit clients with professional historical research, writing, archives, and records management services. For more information about History Associates Incorporated, please visit the web site at www.historyassociates.com.