New Interpretive Sign to Showcase 800 Historic Civil War Structures Impacted during the Siege of Petersburg
Bronze markers placed on historic structures throughout the city that were shelled during hard fighting of Siege at Petersburg
To honor and commemorate the impact of the Civil War on the City of Petersburg, an interpretive sign will be unveiled showing the more than 800 buildings shelled during the nine and half month siege at Petersburg. In partnership with the City of Petersburg and the High Street Association, the National Park Service launched a project to mark these historic Civil War structures with bronze markers over the last year. With generous financial support from the Cameron Foundation and the Volgenau Foundation, Historian Chris Calkins, Petersburg City Officials, and the National Parks Conservation Association will unveil an interpretive sign on East Old Street to highlight bronze-marked historic sites so residents and visitors have a better understanding of the Civil War’s impact on the city of Petersburg.
City of Petersburg, Petersburg National Battlefield, Cameron Foundation,
Chris Calkins, Park Manager for Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park and Former Chief of Interpretation for Petersburg National Battlefield; Pam Goddard, Chesapeake and Virginia Senior Program Manager for the National Parks Conservation Association; Kathleen Morgan, Preservation Planner for the City of Petersburg, and Terry Ammons, Studio Ammons, Inc.
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
Petersburg Area Art League, 7 East Old Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23803
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