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April 7, 2018

Point Lookout State Park SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR PARK DAY

(Scotland, MD) – On Saturday, April 7, 2018, history buffs, community leaders, and preservationists

will aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites as part of Park Day, the Civil War Trust’s annual hands-on preservation event. Thousands of volunteers across the country will participate as Park Day celebrates its largest year ever with over 155 historic sites in 32 states.

In Point Lookout, Historic Civil War Fort #3 will host a Park Day event beginning at 0900. Needs include general maintenance of Fort #3 and surrounding history area, and a local historian will also be available to describe the park’s significance. For more information about Park Day at Civil War Fort #3, please contact Bob Crickenberger, The Friends of Point Lookout, Inc. by phone at (301) 876-5688 or by e-mail at crickenberger@comcast.net.

WHAT:      Park Day volunteer event at Historic Fort #3 and Prison Pen site.

WHEN:     April 7, 2018, beginning at 09: a.m. – 02:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Meet at Fort #3.

The Civil War Trust is a national nonprofit land preservation organization devoted to the protection of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. It saves the battlefields of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and educates the public about their importance in forging the nation we are today. To date, the Trust has preserved over 48,000 acres of battlefield land in 24 states. Learn more at Civilwar.org.

For more information, contact:   Bob Crickenberger, The Friends of Point Lookout

                                                       Point Lookout State Park – (301)876-5688

                                                        crickenberger@comcast.net

 

For a complete list of participating Park Day Sites, visit Civilwar.org/parkday. Volunteers can participate in Park Day online using #ParkDay2018.

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