BAXTER SPRINGS - A local Eagle Scout was commemorated for his project at Fort Blair, prior to kicking off the 2018 Park Day event.

Each year the Civil War Trust sponsors Park Day. This annual event encourages volunteers to help maintain historic military sites across the nation. According to Museum Director Mary Billington, the Baxter Springs Heritage Center has participated for several years.

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