June 23rd and 24th, 2012, the Gaines' Mill Battlefield will be the site of an extensive program of living history based on the 150th anniversary of this pivotal battle in the Seven Days battles of 1862.
Richmond National Battlefield Park
One-hundred-and-fifty years later, a live cannon ball turned up at Richmond National Battlefield Park as crews were clearing a moat in preparation for an interpretive tour at a Civil War fort.
The Gaines Mill battlefield in Richmond National Battlefield Park in Virginia is growing by 285 acres thanks to $400,000 from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.
People have been collecting stuff forever. When adults visit national parks, they can collect passport stamps or pamphlets. Children earn Junior Ranger badges, though getting one takes a lot more effort and time than a passport stamp. But there’s something else out there to collect, too, and it looks a lot like baseball trading cards
One of the biggest preservation stories of 2012 was the Civil War Trust’s purchase of 235 acres of the Gaines' Mill battlefield in Richmond, Virginia. The Trust builds such achievements on inspiring history hikes where experts introduce potential donors to unprotected “hallowed ground.” This video follows one of those hikes.
Civil War Trust Invades Richmond—25th Anniversary Celebration Of The People Behind 32,000 Acres Of Battlefield Preservation
The Civil War Trust's four day Annual Conference was held June 6th to 10th, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia, the perfect place to celebrate 25 years and the preservation of more than 32,000 acres of historic battlefields. This year's conference focused on their massive land preservation purchase at Gaines' Mill battlefield, where this weekend, ranger-led tours will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the battle. The
The Civil War battlefield parks that surrounding Richmond, Virginia, will be a fitting backdrop to the Civil War Trust's annual conference set for June.
Four million dollars from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund bought at least 385 acres for Richmond National Battlefield Park, a purchase that preserves hallowed ground and is seen as economic development for tourism.
There's now even more to see and do at Richmond National Battlefield Park—the area's newest unit known as Rural Plains is now open to the public. The area includes an 18th century house, civil war earthworks, a walking trail and interpretive information, and an interesting human interest angle.
How should national parks deal with vegetation that has grown up and, in some cases, altered landscapes or blocked views?