Posts belonging to Category 'NPS'

Shirley House renovations on schedule at park

Rededication of the Vicksburg National Military Park’s lone surviving structure that dates to the Civil War is on pace for the spring.
Meanwhile, a long-range plan to re-create some of the park’s 1860s landscape is under way and awaits funding.
Shirley House renovations begun earlier this year to spruce up the nearly 180-year-old structure are on schedule, [...]

HOLIDAY OPERATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR WILSON’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

Superintendent T. John Hillmer Jr. announced today upcoming holiday
operational hours and closures for Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
The battlefield will be closed at 12 p.m. (Noon) on December 24 and all day
on Christmas Day, December 25, 2010, and New Year’s Day, January 1, 2011,
in observance of the national holidays.  The closure includes the visitor
center, tour road [...]

Murfreesboro national battlefield hosts tales of bloody history, lingering entities

Though the sun claws through the trees and reaches the ground below, it’s cold in Stones River National Cemetery off Old Nashville Highway. A chilly wind whips through the leaves of garnet and gold and rustles across the historic battlefield across the street like the ghost of a Civil War soldier who fought on those [...]

Fort Sumter First on the Frontlines, Again

Almost 150 years ago, Confederate troops in South Carolina fired the first shots of the Civil War at Fort Sumter, leading to the bloodiest period in American history. Today Fort Sumter National Monument is taking the first shot at ushering in a new era of energy independence through collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy [...]

Antietam superintendent hanging up his hat

Soon after John Howard became superintendent of Antietam National Battlefield during the summer of 1995, he said he was living a dream.
“It’s still a dream come true,” Howard said Monday, sitting in his office at Antietam National Cemetery.
As a “young buck ranger” 37 years ago, Howard never dreamed he’d one day oversee one of the [...]

Updated Temporary Road Closures at Gettysburg National Military Park Due to

Gettysburg National Military Park will temporarily close selected roads
during the next few days for a repaving project.   The scheduled road
closures are short term and may change, depending on weather.
On October 29, United States Avenue, Sedgwick Avenue, and Hancock Avenue
from United States Avenue to Pleasonton Avenue will be closed all day for
paving.
On November 1, Hancock Avenue [...]

Threat of WNS Closes Caves at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

 In response to the threat of White-nose Syndrome (WNS) spreading to its
   bat populations, Acting Superintendent Pat Kenney has issued a temporary
   closure of all caves within the boundary of the Chickamauga and
   Chattanooga National Military Park.
   White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is an emerging disease that is causing
   unprecedented mortality in several species of hibernating bats.  [...]

Temporary Road Closures at Gettysburg National Military Park Due to Paving

Gettysburg National Military Park will temporarily close selected roads
during the next week for a repaving project.   The scheduled road closures
are short term and may change, depending on weather.
On October 28, United States Avenue, Sedgwick Avenue, and Hancock Avenue
from United States Avenue to Pleasonton Avenue will be closed all day for
paving.
On October 29, Hancock Avenue from [...]

Mountain Beautiful Trail Temporary Closed

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park announces the temporary
closure of the Mountain Beautiful Trail to complete a construction project initiated
earlier this year.  The trail will be closed on Monday, October 25, 2010, and is expected to be
re-opened on November 30, 2010.  The Mountain Beautiful Trail is located on the east side of
Lookout Mountain, above the [...]

Park paints fuller view of past

In much of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, the landscape looks old. But its interpretation is getting pretty newfangled.
The park, steward of four major Civil War battlefields, has been hard at work over the past decade to improve how it presents itself to the public. While there’s still work to do, its publications, exhibits, [...]