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Sailor's Creek Plans Ice Cream Socials In August

Already tired of the hot summer? There's relief ahead in August-at Sailor's Creek.

How about an ice cream sundae at the “cool” battlefield visitor center every Sunday in August, while attending informative programs about the American Civil War?

Would you like to know more about the symbolism of colors, shapes, and state flags displayed by armies from both sides? Then come August 5 at 2 p.m.

Do you want to know-and then actually practice-the correct archaeological methods for unearthing American Civil War artifacts? Then come August 12 at 2 p.m.

Would you or your family like to compete in a six-event American Civil War Survivor Challenge at the battlefield, suitable for all ages? Then come either August 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or August 19, 1 to 3 p.m.

Would you like to learn how tobacco was grown and processed during the American Civil War? Then come August 26 at 2 p.m.

While learning about these topics, make and enjoy your own ice cream sundae for only $2 on any of these dates.

Just bring a portable chair and an appetite for Civil War learning and-ice cream!

Contact the park at 804-561-7510 or sailorscreek@dcr.virginia.gov for more information.

The purpose of Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park is to preserve the cultural landscape as it was in 1865, and to provide the historic setting to tell the story of the last major battle of the Civil War in Virginia before the surrender of Robert E. Lee's Army at Appomattox Courthouse, and its impact on the citizens of Southside Virginia.