Friday, December 14, 2012

Proposal to merge NHP with Shenandoah National Park

A proposal to realign Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park with Shenandoah National Park will be discussed next week during a park advisory commission meeting in Strasburg, Virginia.

The December 20th meeting will include updates on several new projects, as well as a discussion on the proposed realignment of Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP with Shenandoah National Park.

Individuals who are interested are encouraged to attend the December 20, 2012 meeting, which will take place at the Strasburg Town Hall, 174 East King Street, in Strasburg, Virginia. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Questions may be directed to Diann Jacox, Park Superintendent at (540) 868-9176.

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP commemorates a nationally significant Civil War landscape and antebellum plantation by sharing the story of Shenandoah Valley history from early settlement through the Civil War and beyond. The park is located within the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District, a National Heritage Area.

Created on December 19, 2002, the park encompasses approximately 3,700 acres across three counties and includes the key partner sites of Belle Grove Plantation (owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and managed by Belle Grove, Inc.), Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation lands and Headquarters, Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation lands, and a developing Shenandoah County Park. The partner sites continue to be owned and operated independently.

Hiking in the Smokies

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for share.