Each year, our local National Park has over one million users. These users – whether they are tourists studying a part of American history, local residents enjoying a run, bike ride, or hike along a trail, rock climbers scaling the cliffs of Lookout Mountain, or someone out watching area wildlife – experience Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in their own way, and each takes away a unique thought of the importance of the landscape. These landscapes are important, and since 1986, the Friends have been working with the Park to assure that the historic landscapes and the cultural resources they contain are protected for future generations.
Preserving our history through the Jewell Memorial Restoration Fund. Established in 2009, the Jewell Memorial Restoration Fund is designated for restoration and preservation needs within the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Donations to the Jewell Fund will insure that the Park has additional annual funding to care for the cultural landscapes and historic features of Park.
Through a parntnership with the National Park Service, Lytle Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans (Cincinatti, OH), and the Friends, the General William Haines Lytle Monument was fully restored. The three year fundraising campaign ended with the re-dedication of the monument on the 150th anniversary of General Lytle's death on September 20, 2013.
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