On Saturday, April 1, 2017, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 130 sites in 30 states to answer the call to service on Park Day. Celebrating over 20 successful years, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities at historic sites nationwide.
In Locust Grove, the Germanna Foundation will host its first ever Park Day event beginning at 9:00 a.m. The following are activities we need assistance with, and anyone in the community can volunteer:
- Landscaping, clearing brush and pulling weeds around the Germanna Foundation Visitor Center and the Germanna Memorial Garden.
- Power-washing the Visitor Center eaves
- Painting the men’s and women’s bathrooms (inside the Visitor Center)
- Changing the light bulbs in the Visitor Center
- Trail maintenance
Pre-registration is preferred, and you can sign up by contacting Ashley Abruzzo, Membership Development Manager, at 540-423-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A limited number of FREE Park Day shirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis, and we will provide light snacks and refreshments.
When: 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017
Where: The Germanna Foundation Memorial Garden, 2062 Germanna Hwy., Locust Grove, VA 22508
Please bring: Work gloves, trowels
Rain Date: 9:00 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Germanna Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1956 with a mission to preserve the early American heritage that began at Fort Germanna in 1714 through: (1) Education of the general public and descendants of those early Virginia colonists; (2) Land conservation and archaeological investigation; (3) Preservation of family records, historic structures, sites, and cemeteries; (4) Cultivation of transatlantic relations.
For more information on the Civil War Trust, head to civilwar.org.
Download Flyer for event: Germanna Foundation Park Day 2017 (pdf)