Civil War Preservation Trust

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Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT)

Address:1331 H St NW, Suite 1001
Washington, DC 20005

Established: 1999, through the merger of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (1987) with the Civil War Trust (1991). Description:Dedicated to preserving endangered Civil War battlefields. Conducts heritage tours, educational activities and historical re-enactment programs to inform Americans about the significance of the Civil War in their nation's history. Members: 70,000. Dues: $35/year.
Publications: Hallowed Ground (quarterly); free to members.

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Most of the land saved by the Civil War Preservation Trust is in the southeastern United States.
Local historian 63-year-old Len Ellison, from Gayton, Wirral, is a member of the Civil War Preservation Trust. He is also the librarian for the American Civil War Round Table and has more than 500 books about the conflict.
Vinnie was a supporter and contributor to the Civil War Preservation Trust in Washington, D.C.; a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston; a member of the National Geographic Society; and a faithful member of St.
Jim Lighthizer, president of the Civil War Preservation Trust, added: 'The Civil War touched many corners of the world, perhaps none more so than Merseyside.
The White H o u s e sponsored Civil War preservation Trust made Merseyside only the second non-USA site to be awarded the status.
Sedgwick's quite varied and eclectic interests also include the following: He is president of Red Hills Lumber Company and serves on the boards of directors of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Wetlands America Trust, an affiliate of Ducks Unlimited, and the Civil War Preservation Trust.
"This plan could have enormous economic benefits for the region," says Superintendent Bob Kirby, citing a recent study by the Civil War Preservation Trust that revealed how preserving battlefields can boost economic viability by preventing blight and pollution and increasing tourism, among other long-term benefits.
Blighted battlefields have also made the priority lists of several conservation groups, including NPCA, The Conservation Fund, and the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT).

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