“Arts in the Park” at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will feature High Strung on June 5th, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. High Strungis a bluegrass group rom the Springfield-Branson area, of the Missouri Ozarks, who began performing regularly at Bluegrass Festivals in 2004. The past several years, they have performed at the Ozark Electric Co-op’s Annual Meeting.
According to Superintendent Ted Hillmer, “This is our fifth year in giving
back to the community and volunteers that support the battlefield
throughout the year. Furthermore, once you are at the battlefield,
enjoying the music, it is our intent to have you return and experience the
history of the Civil War that occurred in southern Missouri.” With the
sesquicentennial occurring next year, all across the country our nation’s
irreplaceable battlefields – these tangible links to our shared history –
are threatened by inappropriate development. Next year marks this special
event of the bloodiest conflict in our Nation’s history and, as we prepare
for this unique event in the history of the United States, it is an
opportune time to shine a spotlight on the places that tell America’s
story. Come out, enjoy the music, and experience the only National
Battlefield within the State of Missouri.
All concerts are FREE and open to the public except for the June 12th
program, at the Ray House, where the regular tour road admission of $5.00
per person or $10.00 per car will apply. Please bring blankets, lawn
chairs, and/or a picnic basket to the concerts.
For further information, about these and other events call (417) 732-2662
or find us on the web at www.nps.gov/wicr.
Administered by the National Park Service, Wilson’s Creek National
Battlefield preserves the site of the first major battle of the Civil War
in the West, site where the first Union general was killed in the Civil War
and evokes the rural character experienced by the combatants. Wilson’s
Creek is located 10 miles southwest of Springfield, Missouri, at the
intersection of Highway ZZ and Farm Road 182.