Forwarded from Member Mike Pierce.
Some of you may know me but many will not, I’m the park’s volunteer coordinator and usually am not out in the field much. I am passing on a special announcement:
Cannoneers to your post! Richmond National Battlefield Park has received some long-sought funding to conserve its collection of original Civil War artillery which is prominently displayed on our battlefield landscapes. Before the team of skilled conservators arrive in April, we are seeking volunteers to assist the park’s curator in prepping the cannons and their carriages by washing off dirt and debris, and scraping away loose paint and lichen.
Can you join us? Work will take place on Thursday mornings, beginning at 10:00 am and lasting approximately 4 hours per day time. Bring your own drinking water and lunch or snacks and wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting a little wet, though no open-toed shoes. Hiking boots are preferred. We’ll be working with mild soap, brushes, and water including some low-pressure sprayers.
March 10th: Cold Harbor and Gaines Mill (meet at Cold Harbor Visitor Center)March 17 & 24th: Malvern Hill (meet at main parking lot)March 31st: Fort Harrison, Fort Gilmer, and Drewry’s Bluff (meet at Fort Harrison log cabin parking lot)April 7: Tredegar Visitor Center
This is an important project which will greatly improve the visitor experience. If possible we hope to offer a special tour at each location as a thank-you. Most days we will need just 4-6 people so space is limited.
Please email me with the date(s) you are interested in helping, as well as any questions. Thank you!
Park RangerRichmond National Battlefield ParkMaggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Office 804-226-5028Cell 804-221-3674