San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and Battleship Texas: Volunteers to Preserve American History
Date: Sunday, 10 April
Time: 8:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.
Location: San Jacinto State Historic Site, 3523 Battleground Road, LaPorte, Texas
Limit: 100 people
Includes: Transportation from the Hilton Americas-Houston, lunch, drinks and gloves
In town early? Please join us in two volunteer activities at the same site — restoration of the San Jacinto battle site on the 1,200-acre grounds or restoration onboard the historic Battleship Texas. We have planned a half day of work for you to assist with these multiple projects coordinated by Texas State Park representatives.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the superb ongoing restoration of sailor compartments of the Battleship Texas. The mighty ship was launched in 1914 and saw service in the North Sea in WWI and the Atlantic/Pacific theaters in WWII including the battles of Normandy, Iowa Jima and Okinawa. Volunteers are also needed for the reclamation of the battleground on which Texian troops under General Sam Houston achieved the independence of Texas by defeating a Mexican Army led by General Santa Anna on 21 April, 1836. Tours of both sites will be conducted by park experts.
Please wear appropriate clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Long pants, tennis shoes or boots, hat and sunscreen are recommended for those working on the grounds. Lunch will be provided by the Monument Inn; afterwards the bus will leave at 1:30 p.m. to return to the hotel by 2:00 p.m.
Convention Volunteers Needed
The ability to create a positive and smooth-flowing convention is greatly enhanced by the participation of a strong pool of volunteers. Please consider contributing to the success of the ACE by volunteering in one or more of the following areas: Judges Room; Opening Session; Oral Sessions; Poster Sessions and Registration.
Volunteer for at least four hours and receive: $25 for every four to six hours worked; attendee amenity; Program Book; Abstract volume and CD-ROM of abstracts. By registering online you can select the day(s) and time(s) you are available, as well as the location(s) you prefer. If you are unable to register online, select “I want to be a student volunteer” on your completed registration form and you will be contacted for your preferences.
To receive benefits, volunteers must be either students or employees in the industry who are recent (2009-2010) graduates.
For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact:
Bonnie Milne-Andrews, Volunteer Chair.