Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Heritage Corridor To Participate In NPS Trading Card Program

Eighty-seven National Parks from across the country are participating in the Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Card program with a total of 550 different trading cards covering unique individuals of national importance to the Civil War story. The John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor itself has five trading cards including a soldier, a formerly enslaved man, and Civil Rights activists from the Valley.  Cards will be available at a number of Blackstone Valley events and sites throughout the summer. 

How To Get Cards
The cards are intended to encourage dialog about the Civil War and Civil Rights.  As a result, cards must be earned.  No cards will be mailed, and sets can only be collected by fulfilling specific requirements to receive a card.  However, the requirements are not difficult.  In most cases, you will be required to ask a question, make a comment, or engage a ranger or one of our partners in a dialog about the Civil War or Civil Rights.  See the chart for dates, times, and locations where cards will be available.

Collect All Five Heritage Corridor Cards To Receive A Commemorative Ribbon Bookmark
Once you have collected a complete set of the five Heritage Corridor cards:
1.  Bring the cards to show to a staff member at Heritage Corridor at One Depot Square in Woonsocket, RI between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM any weekday (except holidays).
2.  Bring the cards to show to a Corridor representative at the Civil War talk on August 23 at the Worcester Historical Museum.
3.  Bring the cards to show to a Ranger at the Pawtucket Visitor Center on any Saturday or Sunday during their open hours between June 30 and September 15

Ranger Chuck Arning at the Heritage Corridor at 401-762-0250.