31 December 2008 by Published in: Battlefield preservation 2 comments

Fellow blogger and my co-author on the baseball project, Michael Aubrecht passed along this bit about an upcoming open house where the Wilderness Wal-Mart will be discussed:

Michael Aubrecht, local Fredericksburg area-resident and board member of the Civil War Life Foundation (www.civilwarlife.org), has offered up the following invitation to everyone concerned with the threat of a new Wal-Mart infringing on the hallowed grounds of The Wilderness Battlefield. It states: The Civil War Life Soldiers Museum in Spotsylvania County will be hosting an open house on the evening on January 7th from 7pm to 8:30pm to provide interested local citizens with information about this controversial project and our community’s opposition to it. There will be representatives on hand from the NCWL, NPS, CWPT, and other preservation and heritage groups. Talks will take place and printed information will be available for all attendees to take and share with their own constituents. There will also be complimentary snacks and beverages available. Join us for an evening of important discussions and solidarity as we collectively tackle this impending calamity that threatens yet another piece of our area’s precious history. This is an officially sanctioned Civil War Preservation Trust event and the only one of its kind in the area. For directions to the museum, please visit http://civilwar-life.com/map.htm.

If you’re in the area, please take the time to go out and let the world know you oppose this project.

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  1. Paul Martini
    Wed 31st Dec 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Like the website! One thing about this posting, January 7th is not a Monday. January 5th is a Monday. So is the meeting on the 5th or the 7th??
    Thanks and Happy New Year!!

  2. Michael
    Wed 31st Dec 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Oops my bad guys, 7th is the date. Eric please delete the Monday reference. Happy New Year!

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