Deal in the works to move traffic around Manassas Battlefield

From the Washington Post: Manassas battlefield deal is close to shift traffic out of Va. park The National Park Service and Virginia authorities are close to signing a major Civil War battlefield preservation deal that eventually would close two congested roads that currently slice through the twice-hallowed ground at Manassas. The agreement, which could beContinue reading “Deal in the works to move traffic around Manassas Battlefield”

National Public Lands Day: Other facets to battlefield use

At least once on every visit a “cannonball” park, I’ll encounter someone who’s out on the field for something other than touring the battlefield. Most often, such as at Manassas, the person is jogging or walking. But a good number of non-battlefield oriented visitors are just taking in the greenspace and enjoying nature. While notContinue reading “National Public Lands Day: Other facets to battlefield use”

The Sesquicentennial and Social Media: The NPS scores a win

I’ve got my sesquicentennial creds by golly!  Been out there on the fields, in the early mornings… and those warm evenings.  And I’ve seen many of you out there too! And those of you who’ve walked the guided tours and attended the events, have seen a lot of the NPS Social Media team.  The parkContinue reading “The Sesquicentennial and Social Media: The NPS scores a win”