For more information, contact:
Patrick Hollis, Mabry-Hazen House, 865.522.8661
Clint Schemmer, Civil War Trust, 202.367.1861
March 13, 2018
On Saturday, April 7, 2018, history buffs, community leaders, and preservationists
will aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites as part of Park Day, the Civil War Trust’s annual hands-on preservation event. Thousands of volunteers across the country will participate as Park Day celebrates its largest year ever with over 155 historic sites in 32 states.
Mabry-Hazen House will host a Park Day event from 9 AM until 2 PM. Needs include Activities will include mulching, removal of invasive plants, washing the historic house, planting flowers, preparing the garden beds, and general spring-cleaning. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, pitchforks, tarps, and similar yard tools. A local historian will also be available to describe the park’s significance. For more information about Park Day at Mabry-Hazen House please contact Patrick Hollis by phone at 865-522-8661 by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Park Day volunteer event at Mabry-Hazen House
WHEN: April 7, 2018, beginning at 9 AM until 2 PM
WHERE: Meet at Mabry-Hazen House - 1711 Dandridge Ave.
The Civil War Trust is a national nonprofit land preservation organization devoted to the protection of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. It saves the battlefields of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and educates the public about their importance in forging the nation we are today. To date, the Trust has preserved over 48,000 acres of battlefield land in 24 states. Learn more at Civilwar.org.
The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry's Hill in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America with over 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. During the Civil War, both North and South occupied Mabry’s
Hill and the home. Confederate military forces fortified the site as a supply depot, while U.S. forces heavily fortified the position and officers used the home as a headquarters. Joseph Mabry, the original owner of the Mabry-Hazen House, effectively followed ebb and flow of Knoxville’s position during the war. Initially, he pledged his loyalties to Confederacy, but following the arrival of the Union army in early September 1863, Mabry realigned himself with the Union. Mabry offered the unconcealed access to goods from his businesses. Joseph Mabry was not exactly a war profiteer, but business interests overrode personal politics.
For a complete list of participating Park Day Sites, visit Civilwar.org/parkday. Volunteers can participate in Park Day online using #ParkDay2018.