Saturday, April 20th is Park Day at Fort Knox in Prospect. Park Day, now in its fifteenth year, is an annual hands-on preservation event created by the Civil War Preservation Trust to assist local groups with the maintenance of Civil War sites.  Participants gather at the sites to help with activities that range from trash removal to trail building.  In exchange for their hard work, volunteers receive t-shirts and have an opportunity to learn about the historic site they are helping to clean.

Volunteers are needed to sweep, rake and ready Fort Knox for its ongoing season May 1 through October 31. Helpers are asked to bring rakes, shovels, wheel barrels, leaf blowers, tarps and work gloves. Participants should plan on arriving at 10 AM and helping to noontime.

The Friends of Fort Knox announced that they will be opening the State Historic and Penobscot Narrows Observatory sites for school vacation week, Monday, April 21st through Sunday, April 27th, from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Fort will be open for exploration and there will be guided tours offered from 10 AM until 2 PM each day and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory will be opened from 9 to 4 PM. The Fort will then close to the public prior to opening for the regular operating season starting May 1.