Knoxville, Tennessee - As our nation commemorates the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, volunteers across the country will once again answer their nation’s call to service. On Saturday, March 28, 2015, history buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust, History™ and Take Pride in America at more than 98 historic sites across the country to participate in the 18th annual Park Day.

Since its inception in 1996, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities.  In 2014, nearly 9,000 volunteers at 104 sites across the country donated more than 35,000 service hours. This year, organizers hope to build on these impressive figures.

Mabry-Hazen House will participate in Park Day on Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 9am to 2pm. Activities will include leaf and brush removal, mulching, and general spring-cleaning. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, pitchforks, tarps, and similar yard tools.

Mabry-Hazen House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on six acres atop Mabry's Hill. Housing three generations of the same family from 1858-1987, Mabry-Hazen House served as headquarters for both Union and Confederate forces during the Civil War. Mabry-Hazen House will participate in the Blue & Gray Reunion and Freedom Jubillee in conjunction with the State of Tennessee’s closing ceremonies for the Civil War Sesquicentennial scheduled for April 30 – May 3, 2015.

The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds.  Although primarily focused on the protection of Civil War battlefields, through its Campaign 1776 initiative, the Trust also seeks to save the battlefields connected to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812.  To date, the Trust has preserved more than 40,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states.  Learn more at

Additional information about the event can be obtained by visiting or by calling 865-522-8661.


Calvin Chappelle, Executive Director


Calvin Chappelle

Executive Director
Mabry-Hazen House & Bethel Confederate Cemetery

Heritage Tourism Coordinator
Knox Area Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

865-522-8661 (office)
865-951-6614 (mobile)