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For Immediate Release: 11/07/11

Reservations for Preservation

BnBFinder Inns Commemorate Civil War Sesquicentennial by Donating Portion of Bookings to Save Battlefields

(New York, N.Y.) - History isn’t always forever. That includes the American Civil War and its battlefields. Much of the land from the historic war either has been destroyed or is sitting unprotected and vulnerable to development. According to The Civil War Trust, a non-profit organization established to preserve the land on which these battles took place, only 20% of the actual land fought on during the war is being preserved. Through their work the Civil War Trust is looking to save even more.

This year marks the Civil War Sesquicentennial and select BnBFinder inns are helping to save its history one battlefield at a time. “Many of our inns have strong ties to the Civil War,” said Mary White, founder of BnBFinder and author of the book, Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies. “Not only are some located on or near former battlefield sites, but others were built during or before the war began and survived. We’re excited to be partnering with the Civil War Trust and helping them save these treasured lands.”

In partnership with the Civil War Trust, select BnBFinder inns will be donating a portion of each booking as part of the “Reservations for Preservation” program beginning this year through May 2015 to support the organization’s efforts to protect and preserve this land and educate the public about its historical value. Additionally, select BnBFinder inns are offering Civil War-themed packages including tours of battlefields and other sites, reenactments, 1860s-themed meals and more.

For a full list of Civil War-themed packages and a link to the “Reservations for Preservation” page visit: www.BnBFinder.com/CivilWar

For more information on “Reservations for Preservation,” Civil-War themed packages or to interview Mary White, contact Rich Rodriguez at (212) 480-0414 x16 or press@bnbfinder.com.

About BnBFinder.com

BnBFinder.com is the world's most comprehensive independently owned bed and breakfast directory.  Founded in 1998 by author and B&B guru Mary White, BnBFinder.com was the first bed and breakfast directory to offer RSS Feeds, a blog, downloadable content for handheld devices, and guest reviews.  In 2011, BnBFinder-Mobile was launched – the first mobile bed and breakfast directory to offer location based searches (LBS) and guest reviews. BnBFinder.com is a top-rated directory with thousands of B&B, inn, and boutique hotel listings from all over the world.  Featuring the most extensive advanced search function of any B&B directory, visitors can modify results using over 130 search options. Visit www.BnBFinder.com.

Contacts

  • Rich Rodriguez, BnBFinder.com, (212) 480-0414 ext. 16
  • Mary Koik, Civil War Trust, (202) 367-1861 ext. 7231

 

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