Civil War Trust
Rating: 4.98 stars 246 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment
Location: 1156 15th Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20005 USA
Results: Over 40,000 acres saved to date!
Target demographics: all Americans
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: The mission of the Civil War Trust: The preservation of America’s significant Civil War battlefields by protecting the land, and educating the public about the vital roles those battlefields played in directing the course of our nation’s history. The Civil War Trust is the only national charitable organization in the country working to preserve historic land where the Civil War was fought. The Civil War Trust and its predecessor organizations have been saving land since 1987; in total we have saved over 40,000 acres of land. In addition to saving hallowed ground, we also believe that there is a great need to educate the public about the importance of the Civil War. We are dedicated to interpreting the War and its significant battles, and do so for teachers, students, and the public through technological resources and innovative methods such as our state-of-the-art website and Battle Apps®.
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My first exposure to the Civil War Trust was when I joined the organization and began receiving the magazine. It was incredibly both for the content of the articles and the format of the presentation. My first annual conference that I attended was in 2010 at Lexington, KY. They tours and historic talks that they present are informative, interesting, and each is a memory to be prized. Through it I have met friends and look forward each year to connecting with them again and adding others to my acquaintances. Five stars are not enough to express the appreciation that I have for the organization.
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The Civil War Trust is the best organization I have ever joined. I became interested in civil war history by touring battlefields in the 1990's. I have been a member of the trust since about the time it was formed and I have attended all but a few of the annual meetings. I have never been not pleased with an annual meeting of the CWT. Everything from the tours, the historians, the logistics, the professionalism of the staff, the interesting conversations with members and staff, the accommodations, and the esprit of everyone connected with the trust has been and I know will continue to be superior. I have learned more about the Civil War in the years I have been a member due to what I stated above. I shall continue to support this organization to the best of my abilities and shall make time available to attend the annual meetings. This organization for me represents what is best about the United States because of the hard work of the staff, the superior quality of the staff, and the manner in which they serve the members.