APPOMATTOX COUNTY, VA (FEBRUARY 21, 2012)
The Appomattox 1865 Foundation announced today its establishment as a non-profit corporation created to help support Appomattox Court House National Historical Park located in Appomattox County, Virginia. The goal of the organization is to raise funds and recruit “friends” to support the on-going needs of one of the country’s most recognized and beloved historical sites. “We are so pleased with the commitment the newly formed Appomattox 1865 Foundation has made to the park,” said Reed Johnson, Superintendent of the park. “The National Park Service has a long history of partnering with organizations such as this and we look forward to working with them,” he continued, “and the timing couldn’t be better as we prepare for the 150th anniversary commemorating the end of the Civil War coming up in 2015.” Charter members of the group and board members came together after seeing a need and noting a desire from among the many fans of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. “We are excited by the response from new members, prospective members, and supporters who have approached us since we first began work on the formation of the foundation,” said Beckie Nix, President of the Foundation. “This park is a national treasure and is also well known outside of the United States; we expect many “friends” locally, nationally and internationally. It is an exciting undertaking and the board is committed to executing noteworthy programs and projects that will significantly enhance the visitors’ experiences at the park,” she continued.
The mission of the Appomattox 1865 Foundation is to enrich the understanding and appreciation of the heritage and significance of Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. The foundation focuses on education efforts to preserve the past, augment support, commemorate history and enhance the visitor’s experience at the park. The group is actively seeking members with many levels of membership available. If you would like to become a “friend” or to learn more about our organization, please stop by our display or contact us at email@example.com.