This program is hosted by our friends at the National Park Service.
Following the Civil War, veterans returned to the battlefields around Richmond to tour and hold reunions. They embraced their old enemies as comrades, and began to place monuments on the battlefields. In the 1910s, 100 years ago, local citizens began to preserve and mark the battlefields, and eventually a National Park was established. The Civilian Conservation Corps helped build the parks in the 1930s. Join a park ranger for a presentation on this early battlefield preservation.