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Park Day at the Smith-McDowell House
April 23 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMFree
The Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) is proud to participate in the American Battlefield Trust’s annual Park Day. On this day, volunteers across the country team up to clean, maintain, and learn about the history of battlefields and site associated with the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War. Our event takes place on the grounds of the Smith-McDowell House, the headquarters of WNCHA and also a site related to the American Civil War. Volunteers of all ages are welcome!
The day’s activities begin with sign-in at 9am on the patio at the rear entrance to Smith-McDowell House. Volunteers will rake leaves, pick up debris, spread mulch, weed gardens, clear dead shrubs and trees, and plant new ones (if available). We are committed to maintaining the Olmsted landscape restored for us by the Men’s Garden Club of Asheville. We are grateful for their participation. We will provide bottled water as well as boxed sub-sandwich lunches, and will feature an educational speaker at lunch time. Please help us plan by registering in advance and letting us know your lunch preferences.
Date: Saturday, April 23, 9:00AM-12 Noon
Where: Smith-McDowell House Museum, 283 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801
Restrooms: In house
What to Bring: We have some tools available, but feel free to bring your own. Suggestions include gardening gloves, loppers, pruning shears, etc. Bottled water will be provided for volunteers.
The American Battlefield Trust will thank volunteers with souvenir water bottles and copies of their magazine Hallowed Ground.
For more information email Trevor Freeman at [email protected]