Fort Sumter Activities
Friends of Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie & Charles Pinckney
We are Springing into Action!
Here is the latest: Kids to the Parks, Adopt-A-Cannon, Centennial
Concert and Lowcountry Giving Day 2016
KIDS TO THE PARKS
Over 4,000 local students visited Charleston area national parks this
school year on specially funded educational fieldtrips thanks to Fort
Sumter Tours, the National Park Foundation and Trust friends like
you. NPS Park Rangers build excitement with in-school visits and
personalized programs, connecting future stewards to these national
treasures: Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, and Charles Pinckney.
Let's keep discovering history!
In March several donors and board members enjoyed a behind the scenes
tour of Fort Sumter with park staff, conservators from the Warren Lasch
Conservation Lab (think Hunley) and retired park historian Rick Hatcher.
They examined the three Civil War era cannon that received Trust-funded
preservation treatment this winter. Thanks to everyone who has made a
difference by supporting this significant undertaking.
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In April, an evening reception/concert was held at Fort Moultrie in
honor of the National Park Service's 100th birthday. Guests of the park
and friends of the Trust enjoyed the moving music of Jay Unger and Molly
Mason as the sun set over the parade ground. Unger composed "Ashokan
Farewell", the haunting melody that weaves through the soundtrack of Ken
Burns' Civil War series. Unger also wrote a beautiful piece in
commemoration of Fort Sumter for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.
Sponsored in part by First Citizens, the evening fundraiser was a unique
and memorable "thank you" for Park and Trust supporters.
BUMP THE FIST!
#LOWCOUNTRYUNITE! Lowcountry Giving Day 2016 is Tuesday, May 3, and the
2016 Lowcountry Giving Day website is now open and accepting gifts. This
event brings together nonprofits from all along the South Carolina coast
as we unite to make our community a better place to live, grow, create
The Trust is participating for the first time this year! You can find
our 'landing page' by searching SUMTER at www.lowcountrygivingday.org.
A generous Friend has pledged to match the first $2,000 in donations
so early donations will be doubled! Our $10,000 goal sends over 2,000
KIDS TO THE PARKS. Join us in this effort of connecting students to
You can give 3 easy ways to this campaign:
GIFTS BY CHECK:
Mail a check made out to Fort Sumter Trust, 40 East Bay Street,
Charleston, SC 29401.
Schedule your May 3rd gift now at www.lowcountrygivingday.org
TEXT YOUR GIFT: text.gives/Sumter or text SUMTER to 33923
And, as always, you can donate online on our website & designate your
gift for Kids to the Parks.
See what we are up to on facebook!
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THE FORT SUMTER-FORT MOULTRIE TRUST IS A 501(C)(3) CHARITABLE
ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO PRESERVING, PROTECTING AND UTILIZING
CHARLESTON'S NATIONAL PARKS FOR THE COMMON GOOD.
To make a financial contribution, please click the donation button
below, or send a check to the Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Trust, 40 East
Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!