As Executive Director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT), I’d like to extend a personal invitation to our 25th Anniversary Conference, October 8-10, 2021. (Registration closing on October 1!)
We are celebrating our past 25 years of preserving land at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House and looking to the future, adding more acreage to the nearly 1500 acres already saved. Friday night will feature a President’s Reception at the CVBT Office. It’s an opportunity to socialize with, and get to know the CVBT staff and board, as well as the other guests.
Saturday’s tours include ECW’s very own Kris White giving a tour at Salem Church, discussing the battle, and the lost battlefield, and National Park Service Historian Frank O’Reilly discussing the fighting at the Sunken Road, and Willis Hill, the site of CVBT’s very first preservation victory. Saturday night will conclude with a BBQ dinner on one of CVBT’s preserved properties at Chancellorsville. The Dinner will include many special guests from the worlds of civil war history and preservation. We’ll have some very exciting announcements to make, as well as the presentation of the Ralph A. Happel Award Lifetime Achievement Award in Civil War Preservation to Don Pfanz.
A. Wilson Greene will be the Keynote Speaker at Sunday Brunch at Stevenson Ridge. Greene will share a special presentation, reflecting on the battlefield preservation’s past and future. Greene is a historian, author, and retired museum director, who has served as director for the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites and at Pamplin Historical Park.
Cost for the all-inclusive weekend is $175, and registration closes on October 1st. Find out more at the CVBT website: https://www.cvbt.org/cvbt-annual-conference