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For Immediate Release: 04/18/13

Media Advisory: Virginia Officials Join Civil War Trust and Shenandoah University for Battlefield Preservation Announcement

(Bluemont, Va.) – On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, officials from the Civil War Trust, Shenandoah University and the Commonwealth of Virginia will gather in Clarke County to announce a public-private partnership to preserve historic landscapes associated with the July 1864 Battle of Cool Spring.

The news conference will be held at the former Virginia National Golf Course, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Joining Civil War Trust President James Lighthizer and Shenandoah University President Tracy Fitzsimmons at the news conference will be Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech, Virginia Director of Historic Resources Kathleen Kilpatrick, Clarke County Board of Supervisors Chairman Michael Hobert and other preservation and conservation advocates.

Following the news conference, guests will have an opportunity to learn about the Battle of Cool Spring and the unique ecological and environmental properties of the newly preserved land. Light refreshments will be provided inside the clubhouse. In the event of inclement weather, the news conference will be held indoors.

WHAT:    News conference announcing preservation efforts in Clarke County

WHO:     Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech, Virginia Director of Historic Resources Kathleen Kilpatrick, Clarke County Board of Supervisors Chairman Michael Hobert, Civil War Trust and Shenandoah University officials

WHEN:    April 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:    Former Virginia National Golf Course, 1400 Parker Lane, Bluemont, VA 20135

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 35,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states.  Learn more at www.civilwar.org, the home of the Civil War sesquicentennial.

Contacts

  • Mary Koik, Civil War Trust, (202) 367-1861 x7231
  • Emily Burner, Shenandoah University, (540) 545-7334

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