Mission: Promote public awareness of and visitation to civil war sites
Programs: Historical marker cost and installation: civil war trails, inc. Designed, fabricated, installed, and/or delivered over 20 interpretive signs, and over two dozen directional signs. Each interpretive sign recounts the history of its respective location and thematically links its story to other sites to add historical context for travelers of all ages, backgrounds, and knowledge levels.
historical marker maintenance: as part of the corporation's ongoing maintenance efforts, to provide an appealing, well-kept program for travelers, the corporation repaired or replaced approximately one hundred and fifty interpretive signs and approximately fifty directional signs that were damaged, weathered, or required updates.
tennessee civil war trails: the corporation worked with a number of localities in tennessee to continue developing that state's civil war trails program. Interpretive themes and sites were chosen, fhwa right-of-way and environmental documentation, when required, was certified and interpretive signage was developed, fabricated and installed at approximately twenty sites in tennessee
form 990, part iii, line 4d, other program services: trail promotion and marketing: the corporation and its partners distributed more than 200,000 pieces of literature promoting visitation to civil war trails sites. These pieces educated visitors about the history of the sites and provided resources to assist in planning their trips. The virginia tourism corporation, the north carolina division of tourism, the maryland office of tourism development, the tennessee department of tourist development, and the west virginia department of tourism also assisted with the promotion and marketing of the program responding to consumer inquires about the civil war trails program and sites within their respective territories. Throughout the calendar year the corporation distributed various merchandise to inspire and cultivate interest in participating communities. Additionally, we participated in advertising, events, and/or cooperative initiatives to market civil war trails sites and/or its partnering organizations and initiatives. This included the writing of or assistance with several print and digital media pieces. Additionally, throughout the calendar year the corporation participated in twenty-five travel trade shows throughout the mid-atlantic and mid-west, encouraging travelers to visit the civil war trails sites throughout virginia, maryland, north carolina, tennessee, and west virginia. Our expenses for these endeavors totaled $14,811 without any grant or outside funding sources utilized.