There is little on this earth that I find more satisfying than a good day’s work done out of doors. No matter if I’m picking up hundreds of sticks and branches from my yard after a storm (we have lots of trees), pulling weeds from the garden, or removing Chinese privet from a historic battlefield, the slightly sore muscles and visual evidence in the form of piles of sticks/weeds/invasives are tremendously rewarding. This is why I love the Civil War Trust’s Park Day.
Every spring the Civil War Trust sponsors a day to help out at your local battlefield and historic site in order to accomplish some important tasks. Whether it is raking leaves, picking up trash, trail building or removing invasive Chinese privet (like my task on my first Park Day), volunteers can make a big impact.
Several of our partner historic sites and museums participate in Park Day. If you don’t see your favorite site on the list below, volunteer to help them plan a project and recruit workers for next year’s park day.
Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park, Baldwin City/Wellsville KS
Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton KS
Fort Blair, Baxter Springs KS
John Wornall House Museum, Kansas City MO
Lone Jack Civil War Battlefield, Lone Jack MO