For Immediate Release: 05/07/12
Media Advisory: Governor McDonnell to Join Conservation Advocates for Exciting Preservation Announcement in Middleburg
(Middleburg, Va.) – On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and other state officials will join the Civil War Trust and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to announce an exciting public-private partnership to preserve a key portion of the Middleburg Battlefield. The site, located in both Loudoun and Fauquier counties, was the scene of a Civil War cavalry battle on June 19, 1863.
The news conference will be held at the National Sporting Library and Museum, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Joining Governor McDonnell at the news conference will be Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech, Director of Historic Resources Kathleen Kilpatrick, Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer, and Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority executive director Paul Gilbert.
Following the news conference, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in the first-ever public tour of the historic site to be preserved. Shuttle transportation will be provided from the National Sporting Library and Museum, due to limited parking onsite. Participants are asked to dress appropriately for an outdoor walking tour.
WHAT: News conference announcing exciting historic preservation opportunity in historic Middleburg
WHO: Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell, Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech, Director of Historic Resources Kathleen Kilpatrick, and preservation advocates
WHEN: May 9, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. ET
WHERE: National Sporting Library and Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, Va. 20118
The Civil War Trust 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. To date, the Trust has preserved more than 32,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states. Please visit the Trust’s website at www.civilwar.org, the home of the Civil War sesquicentennial.