SAVE MANSKER's STATION
On June 30, 2008, Historic Mansker's Station and the Bowen Plantation House will close due to budget cuts from the City of Goodlettsville.
NOW is the time to act -- contact the city officials listed below. Let them know that these valuable places aren’t just historical sites, they’re living history. Visitors of all ages come to immerse themselves in frontier life, not just view a static display.
Removing a regular staff from these sites may accelerate ruin or even invite vandals. Let city officials know that this is unacceptable for your community. And, if you’ve visited the site or participated as a volunteer or reenactor, tell them how strongly you value your experience.
As you make your voice heard, you’ll do your part to preserve a vital piece of Tennessee history -- for this generation and the ones that follow.
FACTS THAT FIGURE
-Overall visitation for the sites numbers about 15,000 per year.
-More than 4,000 school children came for field trips during 2006-07 and 2007-08.
-In recent years, visitors have hailed from ALL 50 states and countries as far away as England, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Spain and Japan.
It is crucial that you ACT NOW – SAVE Mansker’s Station and the Bowen Plantation House by contacting city officials TODAY!
Tim Ellis, Director of Parks & Recreation
Jim Thomas, City Manager
Jerry Garrett, Mayor
John Finch, Vice Mayor
John Coombs, Commissioner
Jeff Cordell, Commissioner
Gary Manning, Commissioner
Letters can also be faxed to city hall at: (615) 859-2212
Please feel free to forward this info to anyone and everyone that you can think of that might be interested in helping with our cause. I'll do my best to keep you posted with any new information here. Feel free to post comments so we can share ideas and keep organized.