Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Valley Park Upgrades Lead to Civil War Weekend Cancellation This Year ; Organizers Plan to Revive Event in 2018

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Valley Park Upgrades Lead to Civil War Weekend Cancellation This Year ; Organizers Plan to Revive Event in 2018

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Valley Park improvements will result in a temporary truce between the North and South forces in Hurricane in 2017. The 20th annual Civil War Weekend, planned for March at Hurricane's Valley Park, has been canceled, due to major renovations underway and forthcoming at the host site.

The Civil War Reenactment Committee issued a statement that the weekend historical event has been a casualty of the extensive Valley Park renovations, such as paving, grading and building removal and replacement. "This activity will severely limit access to the park as well as activities within the park during the spring of 2017. Under these conditions, it will be impossible to produce a Civil War Weekend which meets the high standards which our participants and the public have come to expect. The board explored various options for overcoming these difficulties but has been unable to find a satisfactory solution to the problem, the statement read. …

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