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Construction Progress

 

We are proud that thanks to many devoted citizens and businesses, we now have a place to tell the story of our nation’s beginning. With our Battlefield Park and trails open to the public, we have a steady flow of guests visiting daily. With construction documents completed, we are now preparing to go out to bid for Phase I of our Museum/Visitor Center.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Advisors, Patriot Members, volunteers, and staff are all working very hard to make the Battlefield Historic Park & Visitor Center an educational showcase.

 

 

 

 

The large crane, donated by GeoQuip, Inc. and pictured at right, was used by Precon Marine to drive piles for our Visitor Center! The first test pile was driven 12/7/11, and the pile driving was completed the weekend of 1/14/12. This is a big accomplishment and marks the beginning of the construction of the Visitor Center!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of the plants have been planted at the park. Much of the sod has also been laid at this point. The low, grassed area further back in the photo is the historic amphitheater funded by Capital Group companies. There we will be able to hold a variety of activities for the whole family, from lectures to music and much more.

 

 

Granite benches, donated by the DAR, were made and delivered by Clifton and Clifton Monuments, Inc. Jimmy Hogge, Project Manager at ET Gresham, helped secure the benches to the granite surface surrounding the DAR monument. At the bottom of the photo it is possible to see one of the 28 engraved county names that surround the monument.

 

 

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The circular structure at left is the base of our future British monument. We believe it is important to not only honor our own Patriot soldiers of the Battle, but to honor those that were wounded and died fighting for what they believed in.

 

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oCT. 14 & 15, 2017
8th annual WATERWAYS HERITAGE FESTIVAL

DEC. 2 & 3, 2017
BATTLE OF GREAT BRIDGE REENACTMENT

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Construction Progress

The construction of the Battlefield Historic Park & Visitor Center will assure that generations to come will be able to learn about the rich history of both the Battle of Great Bridge and the waterways of our region.

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