Volunteers worked to fix up Fort Trumbull in New London on Saturday as part of the Civil War Trust’s annual Park Day Program.
Carolyn Ivanoff and Irving Moy of Company F, 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, a re-enactment and living history group, coordinated the workday for about 30 volunteers, including 18 Coast Guard cadets, who scraped in the morning so crews working later could plaster and paint, The Day reported.
“Local history is so important to preserve. These are open air classrooms,” Ivanoff told the newspaper. “It’s more than the place where history happened. It’s honoring that history and safeguarding that history for future generations.”