Wilson's Creek grows - and wants you to be a VIP


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Jul 23, 2017
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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield just bought 60 acres of land to add to its historic site.

Civil War Trust and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation helped fund the additional land.

The new land will bring future plans to teach people about its historic value.

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Also - for anyone interested in volunteering at Wilson's Creek this year, here is some training and orientation information

March 10 - 10 am to 4 pm - New Volunteer Orientation and Training (mandatory if you're a new Wilson's Creek VIP - Volunteer in Parks)
March 17 - 9:30 am to 11:30 am - Ray House Training (1861 civilian impression or just Ray house tours or both)
March 24 - 10 am to 12 noon - Medical Talk Training (Kip Lindberg is the Director of the US Army Chemical Corps Museum at Fort Leonard Wood and long time Wilson's Creek VIP)
March 31 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm - Small Arms Training (for those interested in musket firing demonstrations)

Artillery Training has not been posted yet, but if you are interested in taking part in artillery demonstrations, PM me and I will keep you updated.

One last thing - not every volunteer position involves 'Civil War' knowledge or any level of history expertise. If you love the parks, or love people - you can fit and you are needed. You can dress in period wear and talk about the civilians in the Ray, get in uniform and fire a cannon, or simply wear a provided shirt and nice slacks and lead visitor center tours, work the counter, answer phones, etc. If you have a horse, you can volunteer to ride the horse trails and report on any problems, like trees or large limbs down on the trail. The maintenance crew is always looking for help, and most of their 'volunteers' are court ordered, so volunteers who actually want to be there - are always appreciated :smile:

Any questions? Call 417-732-2662 extension 389

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Feb 20, 2005
I would, but the commute would kill me. Thanks. Wilson's Creek is a undervisited gem.

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