The Civil War Trust, another non-profit focused on preserving Civil War battlefields, was formed in 1991. The Civil War Trust helped save 6,700 acres (27 km2) of land in the eight years of its existence and conducted education and heritage tourism programs to educate the public about the significance of the war and the vital importance of battlefield preservation.
The Civil War Preservation Trust was created on November 19, 1999, through the merger of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (APCWS) with the Civil War Trust. The merger, which was propelled by a unanimous vote of both boards, was effected in order to streamline and strengthen efforts to protect America's most endangered parcels of Civil War history.
The President of the Civil War Trust is O. James Lighthizer, a former Maryland county executive and Secretary of Transportation who pioneered the concept of using Transportation Enhancement highway funds to protect thousands of acres of Civil War battlefield land in Maryland.
Since its formation the Civil War Preservation Trust has grown to 55,000 contributing members and has saved more than 32,000 acres (130 km2) of American Civil War battlefield land.
On January 11, 2011 the Civil War Preservation Trust shortened its name to the Civil War Trust, and added a new logo.
Read more about Civil War Trust: Civil War Trust's Preservation Methods, Battlefield Preservation Achievements, The Civil War Trust's Grassroots Activities, History Under Siege: The Civil War Trust's Most Endangered Battlefields, Educational Programs, Organization, Awards
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