Video notes Civil War Trust’s top achievements
RICHMOND–This week’s annual gathering of Civil War Trust members from across the country, and globe, coincides with the 25th anniversary of the modern battlefield preservation movement.
In the summer of 1987, a group of historians–disturbed by the destruction of Northern Virginia’s Chantilly Battlefield for a shopping mall–decided to take action. They formed the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (APCWS) in Fredericksburg — a direct ancestor of the current Civil War Trust.
To mark the occasion, trust President James Lighthizer premiered a short video highlighting some of the organization’s greatest achievements and outlining a vision for the movement’s next phase.
The video is available on the Trust website at ourmissionvideo