Seven generations after the beginning of the Civil War, another wave of volunteers is about to descend on America's storied battlegrounds — only this array of dedicated men and women will be armed with paint brushes, trash bags and weed whackers.
On Saturday, April 7, history buffs and preservationists from around the country will team up with the Civil War Preservation Trust to help clean and restore America's priceless battlefields, cemeteries and shrines — including Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site in Boyle County and Columbus-Belmont State Park in Hickman County.
Park Day, now in its 10th year, is an annual hands-on preservation event created by CWPT to assist local groups with the maintenance of Civil War sites. Participants gather at the sites to help with activities that range from trash removal to trail building.
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is one of the sites that will benefit from Park Day-related activities. Work starts at 9 a.m. For more information about Park Day at Perryville Battlefield, please contact Joni House at 859-332-8631 or email@example.com.