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Civil War Trust
For Immediate Release: 08/08/12

Media Advisory: Virginia Officials Join Civil War Trust, City of Petersburg for Historic Preservation Announcement

(Petersburg, Va.) – On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, officials from the Civil War Trust, City of Petersburg, National Park Service and the Commonwealth of Virginia will gather in historic Old Towne to announce a public-private partnership to preserve two key sites associated with Siege and Battle of Petersburg.

The news conference will be held at the historic South Side Depot, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Joining Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer at the news conference will be Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton, Virginia Director of Historic Resources Kathleen Kilpatrick, Petersburg Mayor Brian Moore, officials from Petersburg National Battlefield and other guests.

Following the news conference, the public will have an opportunity to tour the historic depot building with interpreters.  Light refreshments will be provided at the adjacent Art League of Petersburg. The historic Depot building is not climate controlled, so attendees should dress appropriately for the weather.

WHAT:    News conference announcing historic preservation initiatives in historic Petersburg

WHO:     Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton, Virginia Director of Historic Resources Kathleen Kilpatrick, Petersburg Mayor Brian Moore, Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer, Petersburg National Battlefield officials and other preservation advocates

WHEN:    August 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:    Historic South Side Depot, 37 River Street, Petersburg, Va. 23803

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.

Contacts

  • Mary Koik, Civil War Trust, (202) 367-1861 x7231
  • Joanne Williams, City of Petersburg, (804) 347- 3321

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