Saving Richmond's Battlefields
8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at the
First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA., 4602 Cary Street Road, 23226
A parking lot is available behind the church with an entrance off the
parking lot to the left and down a few stairs.
Tim Mauch is the Supervisory Visitor Protection ranger at Richmond
National Battlefield Park, and has been here since June 29, 1998. He
will be speaking to the Round Table on August 9th about the procedures
employed by his rangers to ensure that the various sites that make up
the Richmond National Battlefield are efficiently and effectively
maintained. Safety, security, and visitor management are all part of
the mission his force has been given. With the Civil War
Sesquicentennial Commemoration now in full swing, the ongoing work of
his force takes on even greater importance. We have asked him to
illustrate the challenges he faces with actual experiences he has had on
Richmond's extensive battlefields. He intends to limit his prepared
remarks to about 30 minutes so that he can open the floor for questions
and discussion about the Battlefield.
Tim has worked at many National Park Service sites, including Blue Ridge
Parkway in Virginia, Fort Pulaski National Monument and Chattahoochee
National Recreation Area in Georgia, Gulf Islands National Seashore in
Florida, and Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi.
When asked what drew him to the National Park Service Tim had this to
say: "I joined the National Park Service for I believe in the mission of
preserving and protecting our cultural and natural resources for future
Tim was born in Dayton, Ohio on February 23, 1962. He is married to
Kitty, a registered nurse and they have three children, Benjamin,
Virginia and Meredith. Tim's hobbies are cycling, hiking and traveling.
Be sure to come early to get a good seat.
Meeting Attendance: June 2011 = 99
NOTE: Please put on your NAME BADGE on when you arrive for the meeting.
(They will be on a table near the back or side of the room.)
A Word from Our President
August is here. Remember to sign up for a Civil War tour and start a
book, if you've not done so. Remember all our fine museums. Next
meeting will feature an interesting topic. (see above)
Please remember to bring a friend or neighbor. Don't forget those
students, not back at school, who could use some more history.
David Whitehead, Pres. RCWRT
Interested in Lewis Ginter's war involvement?
My new book, Lewis Ginter: Richmond's Gilded Age Icon, will be released
in early August 2011. It includes new details about his service and
action in the Civil War, which show him to be a highly-devoted
Confederate and a true war hero. The book deals extensively with the
food shortages that plagued the Confederacy, and how Generals Lee and
Jackson fought to remediate the problem. The book also provides a
detailed history of the A.P. Hill Monument, which Ginter played a large
role in erecting.
Available locally and here at Barnes & Noble
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