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Contacts:
Clint Schemmer (Campaign 1776), 540-322-6907
Andrew Outten (Battlefield Task Force), 302-690-8556
rsvp@civilwar.org

September 7, 2017

(West Chester, Pa.) – On Friday, September 15, U.S. Congressmen Patrick Meehan and Ryan Costello will join national and local conservation leaders for an exciting preservation announcement on the historic Brandywine Battlefield.  This month marks the 240th anniversary of the battle, fought in September 1777. The news conference is being hosted by Campaign 1776, a national initiative of the Civil War Trust to protect battlefields of the American Revolution, and the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force.

Joining Congressmen Meehan and Costello at the event will be Civil War Trust President O. James Lighthizer; Chester County Commissioner Michelle Kichline; Brandywine Battlefield Task Force Chair and Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates Education Director Andrew Outten; and Natural Lands President Molly Morrison.  The 1st Delaware Infantry Regiment will fire a musket salute, and play fife and drum music.

This ceremony will occur rain or shine; light refreshments will be available.  Please follow the directional signs for parking locations.  More information and history are available at www.campaign1776.org/brandywine.

WHAT:  Exciting Preservation Announcement at Brandywine Battlefield

WHO:  U.S. Congressmen Patrick Meehan and Ryan Costello, national and local conservation leaders

WHEN:  Friday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:  Dilworth Farm, 1370 Birmingham Road, West Chester, PA 19382

Can’t make it to the battlefield for the news conference?  Please catch Facebook Live video coverage starting at 11:45 a.m. on the Civil War Trust’s Facebook page.

About Campaign 1776

Campaign 1776 is a national initiative of the Civil War Trust, America’s premier nonprofit battlefield preservation organization. Its purpose is to protect the battlefields of the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and to educate the public about the importance of these battlefields in forging the nation we are today. Learn more at www.campaign1776.org

About the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force

The Brandywine Battlefield Task Force, a volunteer group including nonprofit organizations and municipal, state and federal representatives, collaborates to protect the 1777 Brandywine Battlefield, its history and its resources.  Learn more at: http://landscapes2.org/publications/historic/bbpp.cfm and http://www.landscapes2.org/publications/PubHistoric.cfm.