(Franklin, Tenn.) – March 28, 2017 – Seven generations after the beginning of the Civil War, another wave of volunteers is about to descend on America’s storied battlegrounds – only this array of dedicated men and women will be armed with paint brushes and gardening gloves.
On Saturday, April 1, history buffs and preservationists from around the country will team up with the Civil War Trust (CWT) to help clean and restore America’s priceless battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. More than 130 sites in 30 states answer the call to service on Park Day. Celebrating more than 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.
The Lotz House invites volunteers to paint the fence surround the property and assist with general clean up. Volunteers may want to bring gardening gloves and rakes for the effort. For more information about Park Day, please contact J.T. Thompson at 615-790-7190.
WHAT: National “Park Day” annual historic preservation event
WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 12 noon – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Lotz House is across the street from the Carter House at 1111 Columbia Avenue
The Lotz House, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located at the ground zero of the Battle of Franklin which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on Nov. 30, 1864.
The house is open Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Avenue. For more information about this historic home, call 615-790-7190 or visit the website at www.LotzHouse.com.
The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, through its Campaign 1776 initiative, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. To date, the Trust has preserved close to 45,000 acres of battlefield land in 23 states. Learn more at Civilwar.org.