Employee Profile Patty Tremblay by iqm86975


									 The Superintendent’s                       Maggie L. Walker National Historic
                                            Site Opens New Permanent Exhibits
 continued from page 1                      Visitors to the Maggie L.
 our parks is a prescription for a          Walker National Historic Site
 healthier America.”                        now need to schedule more
                                            time for their visit. On April 30
 So come on out and participate in          the park opened a new inter-
 our special events, walk the miles of      pretive exhibit that was placed
 trails of the battlefields, or explore     in the recently renovated
 the historic blocks of Jackson Ward,       buildings at 116 and 118 East
 home to Maggie L. Walker. These            Leigh Street.
 special places belong to you!
                                            Four rooms of displays com -
                                            municate the full breadth of
                                            the Maggie Walker story from
               Cynthia MacLeod
                                            her family’s struggle for sur-
                                            vival in post Civil War Rich -
                                            mond to her rise as the leader
                                            of the Independent Order of     Park Interpreter Celia Suggs addresses 2nd graders
                                            St. Luke. Mrs. Walker’s legacy  from Linwood Holton Elementary School in front of
                                                                            the recreated St. Luke Savings Bank teller’s window.
                                            as a civil rights activist for  This is one of several 3-dimensional displays in the
                                                        continued on page 5 exhibits.

Employee Profile: Patty Tremblay
Patty R. Tremblay is Richmond Na-           appointment working in the
tional Battlefield Park and Maggie L.       Maintenance Division when
Walker National Historic Site’s newest      the Maintenance Management
employee. She recently filled the posi-     System (MMS) was a brand
tion of Administrative Officer. Patty       new program. While there, I
describes her job this way: “As Admin-      also had the jobs of Procure-
istrative Officer, I provide advice to      ment Clerk, Receptionist, Sec-
managers and employees regarding            retary, and computer clerk.
administrative programs, and manage         After trying on each of those
the budget and financial systems, hu-       jobs and working with such
man resources, acquisition, property,       nice people, no other agency
computers, telephones, central files,       would ever measure up and I
and other administrative matters.”          knew this would be my career
Patty wanted to work for the National
Park Service even as a little girl after    Since then Patty has worked at
                                                                               Patty Tremblay, Administrative Officer for Richmond
vacations with her mother to the big        Jefferson National Expansion National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker
parks out West. It wasn’t until after she   Memorial (the Arch) in St.         National Historic Site.
had worked as a civilian for the Air        Louis, Missouri; Allegheny Portage            fun to leave.”
Force for a while that she was able to      Railroad National Historic Site, in
get her first “dream job” with the NPS,     Cresson, Pennsylvania; and most re-           Patty was born in Santa Monica, Cali-
at Buffalo National River in Arkansas.      cently at Colonial National Historical        fornia, which might put her on the map
“I worked temporary appointments            Park in Yorktown, Virginia. When              as the furthest from home at the park,
with them off and on between 1982 to        asked where she sees herself in ten           and lived mostly in the Los Angeles
1985 before finally landing a permanent     years, Patty replied, “Possibly retired or area during her childhood. Her sister
                                            maybe still here if I’m having too much                             continued on page 5

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Special Events Schedule
Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site special programs for summer. Hang this
on your fridge as a reminder.
Events At Richmond National                 field on lands recently added to            Chesterfield County.
Battlefield Park                            Richmond National Battlefield Park.         Park Rangers and living history vol-
                                                                                        unteers representing Confederate sail-
June 25 and 26--Gaines’ Mill                Friday, July 15 - -History at Sunset - -    ors will present a series of talks, tours,
Anniversary Weekend                         Frozen in Time: Fort Brady in               and demonstrations depicting garrison
Time: Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm;        Photographs                                 life inside the Drewry’s Bluff fortifica-
Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm                 Time: 7:00 pm                               tions.
Location: Gaines’ Mill Battlefield,         Location: Fort Brady, Henrico County.
Hanover County.                             This two hour walking tour will bring       October 8 and 9--Tredegar
Living history encampment, park             to the visitor’s attention newly discov -   National Folk Festival
ranger guided tours, musket firing          ered images of this Union fort on the       Stay tuned!
demonstrations and historical talks         James River.
throughout the weekend.
                                            Friday, July 22--History at Sunset - -      Events at Maggie L. Walker
Friday, July 1- -History at Sunset - -      The War Through Their Eyes
                                            Time: 7:00 pm
                                                                                        National Historic Site
King of Battle: Artillery at Malvern
Hill                                        Location: Fort Harrison Log Cabin,
                                            Henrico County.                             June 27, 2005 through July 8, 2005- -
Time: 7:00 pm                                                                           The Summer Youth Leadership
Location: Malvern Hill Battlefield,         The story of Richmond during the
                                            Civil War is not of the soldiers alone      Institute
Henrico County.
This two hour evening walk will dis-        but also of the women and children           Youth will explore five components of
cuss the role performed by artillery        who struggled for a semblance of nor-       Mrs. Walker’s life through a variety of
during the battle of Malvern Hill.          mality day after day in the Capital of      experiences, programs and projects.
                                            the Confederacy. Come hear their
Friday, July 8-- History at Sunset - -      stories in this 90-minute illustrated       Sunday, July 17- -Maggie L. Walker
The Battle Behind the Lines                 talk.                                       National Historic Site Annual
Time: 7:00 pm                                                                           Birthday Celebration
Location: Gaines’ Mill Battlefield,         Friday, July 29 - -History at Sunset - -    Time: 2:00 pm
Hanover County.                             Weapons of War                              Location: Maggie L. Walker National
All too often the stories of battlefields   Time: 7:00 pm                               Historic Site, 600 N. 2nd Street, Rich-
are only captured in the actions of         Location: TBA                               mond.
fighting on the firing line. This pro-      Take a closer look at the role of tech -    The program will include tours of Mrs.
gram will discuss the horrors of the        nology in warfare, and the variety of       Walker’s home, musical performances
aftermath and the destruction inflicted     weapons and how they evolved during         and birthday cake.
                                            the course of the Civil War in this one
on the landscape.
                                            and a half hour program.                    October 2 and 3--2nd Street Festival
July 9 and 10- -Malvern Hill                                                            Time: Saturday and Sunday
                                            September 24 and 25--Fort Harrison          Location: Maggie L. Walker National
Anniversary Weekend
                                            Anniversary Weekend                         Historic Site, Richmond.
Time: Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm;
                                            Time: Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm;        Park rangers from Maggie L. Walker
Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
                                            Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm                 National Historic Site will operate a
Location: Malvern Hill Battlefield,
                                            Location: Fort Harrison Battlefield,        booth during this yearly celebration
Henrico County.
                                            Henrico County.                             with children’s educational activities.
Living History demonstrations, park
                                            Living history encampment, park
ranger guided tours and historical
                                            ranger guided tours, and historical         Saturday, December 10 - -Annual
talks throughout the weekend.
                                            talks throughout the weekend. Candle-       Open House and “A Jackson Ward
                                            light tours of the fort begin at 8:00 pm.   Christmas”
Sunday, July 10 - -On Sacred Ground:
Preserving History at Malvern Hill                                                      Location: Maggie L. Walker National
                                            October 8 and 9--Drewry’s Bluff             Historic Site, Richmond.
Time: 3:00 pm
                                            Living History Weekend                      Mrs. Walker’s home will be decorated
Location: Malvern Hill Battlefield,
                                            Time: Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm;        for the holidays. Join the park rangers
Henrico County
                                            Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm                 for tours, music and refreshments.
Walk with a park historian and explore
                                            Location: Drewry’s Bluff Battlefield,
the eastern half of Malvern Hill Battle-

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            National Park Service
            U.S. Department of the Interior

            Richmond National Battlefield Park/
            Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
            3215 East Broad Street
            Richmond, VA 23223

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                                                     Critical Acreage added to Park, continued
                                                     continued from page 1                        response, and the development of the
      Editors                                        and Sickles’s Excelsior Brigade.             battle.
      David Ruth
      Susie Sernaker
                                                     Preserving such historic ground is of        The addition of the Buhrman property
      Cynthia MacLeod                                course a mandatory step toward pro-          gives the national park more than 1000
                                                     viding access and interpretation for         preserved acres of battlefield land at
      Kristen Allen                                  those interested in the battle. In addi-     Malvern Hill.
      Bob Krick                                      tion to learning about specific battle-
      David Ruth
      Patty Tremblay                                 field events and walking in the foot-
                                                     steps of soldiers, visitors to the site in
      NPS Photographers
      Mike Andrus                                    the future will have new insight into
      Hyman Schwartzberg                             the influence of the landscape and
      Susie Sernaker
                                                     geography on the course of the battle.
      Other Photographers                            An example of this is the Poindexter          Locations of Front page images
      Don Pierce                                                                                   (left to right):
                                                     Farm, site of a Confederate artillery
                                                                                                   Chimborazo Medical Museum; Cold
      Comments? Write to:                            strongpoint. Although that farm re-           Harbor battlefield; Drewry’s Bluff
      Superintendent                                 mains outside of the national park, that
      Richmond National Battlefield Park
                                                                                                   battlefield; Maggie L. Walker Na-
      3215 East Broad Street                         landmark is visible from the Buhrman          tional Historic Site; The Parsonage
      Richmond, VA 23223                             property and for the first time will be       at Malvern Hill battlefield; Civil
                                                     visible to battlefield trampers, who will     War Visitor Center at Tredegar
                                                                                                   Iron Works.
                                                     be able to better understand the Con-
      This newspaper is printed on recycled paper.
                                                     federate attack plan, the Union

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