RALEIGH - Another wave of volunteers will descend on battlefields in North Carolina and across the nation. However, unlike the Civil War volunteers of 150 years ago, these participants will be armed with paint brushes, trash bags and weed whackers.
On Saturday, March 31, volunteers from across the nation at more than 100 sites in 25 states are coming together to participate in the nationwide "Park Day" to help clean and restore America's priceless battlefields.
In North Carolina, there will be four North Carolina State Historic Sites and one State History Museum participating. They include:
Fort Fisher, 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. South, Kure Beach, NC, 28449; or (910) 458-5538
Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson, 8884 St. Phillips Road, Southeast, Winnabow, NC, 28479; or (910) 371-6613
Bennett Place, 4409 Bennett Memorial Road, Durham, NC 27705; or (919) 383-4345
Vance Birthplace, 911 Reems Creek Road, Weaverville, NC 28787; or (828) 645-6707
N.C. Maritime Museum-Southport, 204 East Moore St., Southport, NC 28461; or (910) 457-0003
In exchange for the hard work, volunteers will receive t-shirts and learn of the site's history from local experts. To volunteer, directly contact one of the sites.
For general information call (919) 807-7389. The Division of State Historic Sites and the Division of State History Museums are agencies of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.