Saving History Saturday: Join Your Local Historic Site Next Weekend for Park Day

Ever wanted to clear brush at Gettysburg? What about helping maintain trails and remove trash at Fort Davidson? Or even help to landscape at the Picketts Mill Battlefield? Now is your chance to pick up a shovel, lace up your work boots, and put down the history books at help save history at your local historic site.

Park Day volunteers at Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts. Courtesy of the National Park Service.

Next weekend – Saturday April 6, 2019 – is Park Day, the American Battlefield Trust’s day-long volunteering event at historic sites across the country.

All volunteers receive a neat t-shirt to show their love of preservation. Courtesy of the American Battlefield Trust.

Over 150 Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War sites are hosting Park Day events, from California to Maine. Each site has a unique project for its volunteers, the chance to preserve the history for generations to come. Some have volunteers clearing brush, building fences, maintaining interpretive trails, or even landscaping outside garden areas. No matter how small the project may seem, they help the sites tremendously with maintenance and preparation.

To get involved, make sure you visit the American Battlefield Trust’s website for Park Day 2019. There is a list of all 150+ sites with registration information, project activities, items to bring, and other essential details. For more information, please contact the Park Day Coordinator – Courtney Wilke – at

We hope to see you at your local site!

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