Thursday, 20 April 2017
Park Day 2017 Success
Thank you to all participating sites and volunteers for helping to make our 21st Park Day a success! Park enthusiasts of all ages joined site stewards and preservationists at many Revolutionary War and War of 1812 sites, including: Minute Man National Historical Park in Massachusetts, and Ninety Six National Historic Site and Kings Mountain National Military Park in South Carolina.
Of course, it was all hands on deck at the Princeton battlefield. The Princeton Battlefield Society and the New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club gathered volunteers to clear invasive species just in time for the spring and summer season. State Senator Kip Bateman and Assemblyman Reed Gusciora even showed up to lend a hand at the battlefield our thanks to both!
At the Kettle Creek battlefield in Georgia, volunteers spent the morning learning about the battle before rolling up their sleeves and getting to work. Participants enjoyed a history talk and learned the whereabouts of Revolutionary War gravesites. Afterward, they raked over 4 miles of hiking trails, cleaned mold and dirt off interpretive signs, and removed trash from the vicinity.
A record-breaking 138 battlefields and historic sites associated with the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War participated. To all volunteers, thank you for your hard work!
If you have any photos of the events, remember to enter our Park Day Photo Contest. You’ll help us document this year’s success and be eligible to win a special prize! Keep checking back to vote for your favorites.
In our new video, Patrick K. O'Donnell, author of Washington’s Immortals, discusses the importance of Mordecai Gist and his Maryland Troops at the Battle of Brooklyn, and how their involvement may have shaped the outcome of the Revolutionary War.
Heritage Tourism at Princeton
We aren’t the only ones who are excited about the prospect of summer! The folks at the Princeton battlefield are gearing up for a fresh, new season. Learn more about the historical, cultural, and entertainment options available in Princeton, NJ.
Battle of Pensacola
Some of our Standard Bearers will be heading to Florida for an event in Pensacola later this week; Pensacola became a pivotal strategic location during the War of 1812, and the victory led by Andrew Jackson aided in the future American victory at New Orleans.
Washington's Charge at Princeton
Battlefield land at Princeton is unique in its historic significance. Thanks to an unprecedented agreement, we have the opportunity to preserve the site of Washington’s victorious charge at Princeton. You can help to protect this American treasure, forever.
The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia opening - April 19, 2017
The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia will open its doors to the public on April 19, 2017, the anniversary of “the shot heard ‘round the world.” Immersive galleries, theater experiences, and recreated historical moments bring to life the events, people, and ideals of our nation’s founding and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution.
The Civil War Trust