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CLOSURES PLANNED AT WILSON’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

 Superintendent T. John Hillmer announced today that Wilson’s Creek
National Battlefield will be conducting preventative maintenance on the
Civil War Museum, tour road, and parking areas in the Battlefield.
Contractors will be replacing the roof and gutters at the Civil War Museum
and sealing cracks in asphalt roads and parking areas to extend the service
life of these important assets.  [...]

WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION ANNOUNCED FOR WILSON’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD

Winter hours of operation for Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
were announced today by Superintendent T. John Hillmer, Jr.  Hours of 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Tour Road, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Visitor Center,
and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the Museum and will go into
effect beginning [...]

National Parks Honor Veterans by Waiving Entrance Fees on November 11

Come visit one of America’s almost 400 national parks on Veterans Day. In recognition of current and former servicemen and -women, all national parks are waiving entrance fees on November 11, 2010.
“From everyone in the National Park Service, I extend gratitude to all who have served in the U.S. armed forces and defended the people, [...]

FALL INTO WILSON’S CREEK NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD HISTORY

The oranges and reds of autumn are on display during these warm days
and cool nights at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Visitors who
explore the interconnected trails will be rewarded with cooler weather and
pockets of deciduous trees, which change to rich reds, orange, and yellow
in the fall. You can bring history alive as you visit the battlefield [...]

Vicksburg National Military Park hires curriculum instructor to work with schools

The Vicksburg National Military Park has hired an instructor to build an education curriculum based on the Civil War battlefields.
Park Superintendent Mike Madell says Melissa Perez, a former park tour guide, will also build relationships with teachers and schools. Madell says the number of school groups visiting the park has dwindled in recent years.
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Millions for 150

The federal government is investing millions of dollars into battlefield rehab projects at Gettysburg National Military Park, as the park prepares for the 150th anniversary celebration of the Civil War.
“Every where you go, it seems like we have some sort of project,” says GNMP Superintendent Bob Kirby.
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Zach Bolitho selected as the new Chief of Resource Management at Gettysburg National Military Park

 Zach Bolitho has been selected as the new Chief of
Resource Management for Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower
National Historic Site. He returns to Gettysburg from Lewis and Clark
National Historical Park in Astoria, Oregon, where he was Chief of
Resources.
“Zach will be bringing his special blend of knowledge, experience, and
energy to this critical management position for the [...]

Foundation, Park Service do not expect Visitor Center fee increase

There is no fee increase planned next year at the new Battlefield Visitor Center in Gettysburg.
The admission rate for the park’s three main attractions — a movie, artifact museum and Cyclorama painting — is remaining $10.50 for adults, according to the park and its management partner, the Gettysburg Foundation.
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Fast traffic causes monument damage

Careless driving has resulted in monument damage at Gettysburg National Military Park, leading Superintendent Bob Kirby to announce that memorial relocation is being considered.
Kirby also reported that new signage and traffic control devices, such as bumper strips, are planned along battlefield roadways, to deter further collisions between vehicles and monuments.
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Volunteers needed for Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Volunteers are needed to assist in planned activities at Wilson’s Creek national Battlefield for National Public Lands Day Sept. 25, Superintendent T. John Hillmer said in a news release.
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance public land. In 2009, 150,000 volunteers, across America, built trails and bridges, [...]