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Civil War Trust seeks help at Mississippi battlefields, historic sites

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Mar 12, 2018

The Civil War Trust is seeking volunteer help this spring to help with maintenance and restoration of numerous sites in Mississippi.

Thousands of volunteers across the country are anticipated to participate April 7 as Park Day brings help to 160 historic sites in 32 states and the District of Columbia, according to a Civil War Trust news release.

Help is needed chiefly with outdoor jobs that range from raking leaves and collecting trash to painting signs and gardening, according to the news release. Volunteers will receive T-shirts, and some sites will provide lunch or refreshments. A local historian may also be on hand to detail the park’s significance, according to the news release.

Starting times vary at each site. Mississippi volunteers may sign up at the following locations:

Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library, Biloxi, 9 a.m. Email: Kitsaa Stevens at [email protected]. Volunteers will help build or repair fences, clear brush, landscape, paint, remove trash, and maintain trails. Water and snacks will be provided, and a tour of the main house and the library will be available for attendees.

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Mississippi District, Ocean Springs, 8:30 a.m. Email: Christopher Bramblett at [email protected]. Help is needed installing markers and interpretive signs, landscaping, panting, and picking up trash. Volunteers can also participate in a tour of Historic Fort Massachusetts on West Ship Island. Water will be provided.

Mississippi’s Final Stands Interpretive Center and Battlefields, Baldwyn, 9 a.m. Email: Edwina Carpenter at [email protected] Staff will need help with landscaping, repairing fences, removing debris, and maintaining trails. Water will be provided.

Natchez National Historical Park: Fort Rosalie, Natchez, 9:00 a.m. Email: David Slay at [email protected]. Volunteers will help with painting, removing trash, clearing brush, and planting flowers. Water and snacks will be provided, and there will be a ranger talk on Fort Rosalie at noon.

Raymond Battlefield, Raymond, 9 a.m. Email: Isla Tullos at Civilwar.org.

For a list of participating Park Day sites and more information, visit
Civilwar.org/parkday. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in Park Day online using #ParkDay2018.

http://www.meridianstar.com/news/local_news/civil-war-trust-seeks-help-at-mississippi-battlefields-historic-sites/article_0e06aceb-62f7-5b16-8dbc-329878ed487c.html

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