We need volunteer docents to help operate the museum on Saturdays and Sundays beginning April 16 to November 19. The hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We will hold a docent training workshop on March 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Operations Director John A. Miller will discuss Museum Docent 101 and the Chair of the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. will discuss operations.
If you like talking to people with similar interests as you, this is the perfect opportunity.
For more information, please contact our Park Director John A. Miller email@example.com
Park Trails Update
The interpretation of the 120 acre track of battlefield land recently purchased by Washington Township, will cost $20,000.00. The interpretive plan for the Monterey Pass Battlefield calls for several kiosks, one wayside exhibit and twenty markers.
Added onto the cost of interpretive panels is another $250.00 for 4×4 posts for the panels to be attached to. $90.00 for several bags of concrete using a half bag for each post.
If you would like to donate to the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum, download the donation form from our website and make checks out to the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc.
April 9 10a.m. to 4p.m. Healing A Wounded Nation
Learn about the role Civil War veteran organizations had during the healing process of our nation. Author and historian Dan Toomey will be on hand to talk about this important story of the post American Civil War years. Displays will feature many artifacts pertaining to the Grand Army of the Republic and Confederate Veterans organizations. He will also share a PowerPoint presentation in which the museum will close to the public for the program. Those who wish to attend Dan Toomey’s talk we are asking that $5.00 donation be given.
Daniel C. Toomey is a graduate of the University of Maryland and the author of several books and lecturer for numerous organizations including the Smithsonian Institution. He will be speaking from 12-1.
From our Park Director, An Important Update Regarding Private Tours:
For those who are seeking tours of the battlefield at Monterey Pass, only our staff are allowed to give tours of the Washington Township owned battlefield property. Our park rules and regulations adopted in 2011, prohibits any other guiding services from giving tours of the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum.
Over the course of several years, we have had a lot of tour guides for hire leading from Gettysburg to Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and we have had complaints about those paid tours from Gettysburg. Some guides have given false information regarding our battlefield, historically and organizational including our services and have crossed onto private property. Remember, when hiring a private guide from Gettysburg or other guiding company, that money does not come back to Monterey Pass and most times, it’s pocketed by the guide.
We have rules because we want to ensure that those on a tour, get the most accurate information about the history and that the funds from those tours stay at Monterey Pass Battlefield to help cover educational, interpretive and preservation projects.