Open House for New Volunteers at Ellwood Manor
An Open House has been scheduled to introduce potential volunteers to various volunteer positions for the 2019 season at the historic structure Ellwood on the Wilderness Civil War Battlefield. From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, on Saturday, February 16, 2019, Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) will hold the Open House at Ellwood Manor.
At Ellwood Manor, the only Civil War era structure remaining on the Wilderness Battlefield, volunteers may choose to become an interpreter, providing guided tours inside the house and around the grounds, or to become a member of the Ground Force, maintaining the beautiful grounds surrounding the manor. We are also seeking volunteers interested in assisting with various programs/projects on the battlefield, community outreach events, and historical research.
FoWB, in conjunction with the National Park Service, will provide an all-day training session for new volunteers interested in becoming interpreters at Ellwood Manor. That session will be held on Saturday, February 23, at Ellwood Manor, located at 36380 Constitution Highway (Route 20), Locust Grove, VA 22508. Then both new and returning interpreters will need to attend one of two identical training sessions, offered on Saturday, March 23, and Tuesday, April 9. Lunch and snacks will be provided for all sessions. Interested parties may contact either Don Shockey or Bob Lookabill to express their interest or ask any questions regarding the training. Don’s phone number is (540) 729-2885 and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Bob’s phone number is (540) 972-5668 and his email is email@example.com. Both will be happy to visit with you.
Ellwood Manor is a circa 1790 house within Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. The cemetery contains the grave of Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson’s amputated arm from the Battle of Chancellorsville, and the house was a Federal headquarters during the Battle of the Wilderness. Ellwood Manor is owned by the National Park Service. Friends of Wilderness Battlefield is pleased to steward the property in partnership with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. For more information or directions, please visit us at www.fowb .org