REPORTING: RABBIT ZIELKE
The Friends of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park are hosting their annual National Treasures event on Thursday, August 19th at the Coker Tire Company Museum. The theme for this year’s fundraiser will focus on the connection between vintage vehicles and the military park. The first park of its kind, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park was established in 1890 by veterans from both sides of the civil war. The Friends of the Park is a nonprofit organization that pairs volunteers with projects and events in the park with the primary mission of preservation and education.
The Friends of the Park will be celebrating a different kind of park history with this years National Treasures theme. Through old post cards and photographs, the event will show a variety of vehicles that have been in and around the park. Guests at the event will enjoy the privilege of visiting the private collection of vintage vehicles at the Coker Tire Company Museum and find out how many of those classic cars, motorcycles and trucks match up with the military park’s past. The evening includes a spin through the Southside in a vintage National Park tour bus.
National Treasures will be held at the Coker Tire Company Museum on Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Reservations are suggested. You can make your reservations online or by mail.
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