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Friends of the Park
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Chattanooga, TN 37401
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   Patrice Glass named Park Volunteer Coordinator  
 
Tuesday, October 21 2008 @ 04:33 PM EDT
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FriendsChickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and its Friends organization announce that Patrice Hobbs Glass has joined the Park staff as its first-ever Volunteer Coordinator. Glass’ hiring represents a major step toward the goal of establishing a proactive and sustainable volunteer program for the 9,100-acre Park. The new employee will focus exclusively on recruiting, training, managing and thanking those who volunteer for the national park. Her initial salary is being funded by a partnership of three private donors coordinated by the Friends. The partnership includes donors from both Tennessee and Georgia: Mr. Greg A. Vital; the Daniel Ashley and Irene Houston Jewell Memorial Foundation; and the Frank P. Pierce Foundation.

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   Blue Blazes Trail Volunteers Sought  
 
Tuesday, October 21 2008 @ 04:28 PM EDT
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fotpThe National Park Service, Friends of Moccasin Bend and the American Hiking Society invite volunteers to a work day on the Blue Blazes National Recreation Trail at the Park’s Moccasin Bend unit. Gloves, tools, water and snacks will be provided.

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   Historic Painting on Display at Chickamauga Battlefield  
 
Tuesday, October 21 2008 @ 03:53 PM EDT
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ParkChickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park announces a special exhibition of James Walker’s painting, "The Battle of Chickamauga," on display at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center for the first time ever. The Walker painting will remain on view through the end of the year. The Battle of Chickamauga is part of the Army Art Collection, and is on long term loan to the park courtesy of the National Museum of the United States Army.

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   Park Commemorates 145th Battle Anniversary  
 
Tuesday, September 16 2008 @ 02:15 PM EDT
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fotpChickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park announces a series of special programs to be held Wednesday, September 17 through Sunday, September 21, 2008 in commemoration of the 145th Anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga. All programs will be presented on the Chickamauga Battlefield in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

On September 19th and 20th, 1863 two days of civil war battle scarred the fields and forests along Chickamauga Creek in northwest Georgia. At its conclusion, over 34,000 Americans would be counted as casualties, including 4,000 killed.

Park staff and volunteers will present a series of special walks, tours, and living history demonstrations interpreting the battle actions of 145 years ago. These free programs will be conducted at various locations around the battlefield. All tours will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. For all walking tours, comfortable shoes and a bottle of water are recommended. A flashlight is recommended for evening programs. The Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) during this period.

A full schedule of programs is available at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web site, www.nps.gov/chch. For more information call the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at (706) 866-9241.  read more (1,450 words)


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   Friends of Moccasin Bend offer lecture series  
 
Friday, August 15 2008 @ 05:42 PM EDT
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Friends of Moccasin Bend, sister organization to Friends of the Park, announce their third annual fall lecture series. The lectures take place on Monday evenings at 7 PM in the community theater of the Tennessee Aquarium in downtown Chattanooga. All are open to the public free of charge, and are made possible by support from Chattanooga businessman and philanthropist Greg A. Vital. For information on the series, call 423.785.3030.  read more (606 words)


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   History Center and Park offer Rosecrans Tour  
 
Tuesday, July 29 2008 @ 02:19 PM EDT
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fotpThe Chattanooga History Center, in cooperation with the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, will present a bus tour, “Our Army Is Divided:” Rosecrans on the Offensive, on Saturday, August 23rd. The day-long tour will depart from the History Center, 615 Lindsay Street, Suite 100, at 9:30am, and will return no earlier than 3:30pm. The fee is $40 per person, and the registration deadline is August 15th. The tour includes some walking on the Chickamauga Battlefield. Participants should bring their own sack lunches.  read more (211 words)


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   Public Input Sought On Bridge Renovation  
 
Monday, June 30 2008 @ 11:39 AM EDT
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The Park, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) invites the public to an open house at Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA from 6-8 PM on July 22, 2008. Under discussion will be alternatives for renovating or replacing two bridges at Chickamauga. The Park is looking for public opinion on how to approach the project.




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   Park Announces Summer Activities  
 
Thursday, June 26 2008 @ 11:33 AM EDT
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Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park welcomes its visitors through August 2008 with a special seasonal schedule of interpretive programs. Additional information about the Park and its programs is available at www.nps.gov/chch or by contacting the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, Ext. 123 or the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786.
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   'Guns In Parks' Comment Period Open Until June 30  
 
Thursday, June 26 2008 @ 11:17 AM EDT
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A MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION (NPCA)

Under intense political pressure from gun advocates, the Administration recently proposed new regulations to allow loaded, concealed firearms in national parks if the state where a national park unit is located permits people to carry concealed firearms in state parks.

Mandating that federal parks abide by state laws is inconsistent and will be confusing to visitors and rangers.

Current regulations allow firearms in national parks as long as they are unloaded and safely stowed. This reasonable requirement enables rangers to ensure that park resources and visitors stay safe.   read more (432 words)


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   Carrabba's to sponsor Play For Park awards dinner  
 
Thursday, June 26 2008 @ 09:06 AM EDT
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Carrabba's Italian Grill will treat hungry golfers and Friends to its trademark cuisine at the awards dinner for the Leonard Fant 'Play For The Park' golf tournament on Thursday, September 18 at Battlefield Golf Club in north Georgia. Carrabba's has graciously signed on with the benefit event as a major sponsor. Winning teams from the day's tournament will be recognized as will special award winners and door prize winners.  read more (273 words)


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