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Maryland Civil War sites seek volunteers

February 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Volunteers from throughout Maryland are about to team up with the Civil War Trust to help clean and restore Civil War sites in the state.

The annual event — dubbed Park Day — is part of a nationwide effort that includes more than 100 historic sites in 22 states.

Activities may range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and planting trees. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers will receive T-shirts and have an opportunity to hear a local historian describe the significance of the site.

The 15th annual Park Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 2. Volunteers interested in participating in Park Day activities are asked to contact the individual sites listed below.

Starting times vary at each site. Local sites participating in Park Day 2011 are:

 Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg — Contact Debbie Cohen at debbie_cohen@nps.gov

 Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, Md. — Contact Brett Spaulding at brett_spaulding@nps.gov

 Pry House Field Hospital Museum on Antietam National Battlefield, Keedysville — Contact Susan Rosenvold at pryeducation@civilwarmed.org

 South Mountain State Battlefield, Middletown, Md. — Contact Jeremiah Hornbaker at JDH1999@yahoo.com

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