On Saturday, April 1, 2017, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 130 sites in 30 states to answer the call to service on Park Day. Celebrating over 20 successful years, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities at historic sites nationwide.
We’ll be hosting a Park Day event from 9 am – noon on April 1. Needs range from raking and branch pickup to planting. Refreshments will be provided. Volunteers will be able to take a free tour. Meet at the Carriage House at 9 am on Saturday, April 1, if you wish to volunteer. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own rakes and work gloves.
For more information about Park Day at the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, please contact Grounds Manager Deb King by phone at 765-362-5175 or by e-mail at [email protected].
The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, through its Campaign 1776 initiative, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. To date, the Trust has preserved close to 45,000 acres of battlefield land in 23 states. Learn more at CivilWar.org.
Check out the gallery below to see all the fun previous Park Day volunteers have had!