Monday, August 26, 2013

Organization of the Week: Civil War Trust

Every Monday, I highlight a non-profit related to history or the arts, a historical society, preservation group or friends group whose main objective is to promote the historical and artistic history of the United States.

This week, I am featuring the  Civil War Trust. Founded in 1987, the Civil War Trust is America's largest non-profit organization (501-C3) devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the war's history and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it. The Trust has worked to save and preserve more than 34,000 acres of battlefield land at 110 battlefields in twenty different states. The Civil War Trust has saved 853 acres at Gettysburg and is currently working to protect another twelve.

The Civil War Trust relies on memberships, fundraising, and countless volunteers to continue its mission. For more information on programs, special events, and exhibits hosted by the Civil War Trust or to become a member or volunteer, please call 202-367-1861 or visit

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