Efforts to create a park and museum commemorating Camp Sevier, a World War I training camp north of Greenville, will be the subject of a community meeting Sept. 28.
Local historian Don Koonce will discuss the historical significance of Camp Sevier, which was built in the late summer of 1918 at the foot of Paris Mountain and served as the primary training ground for the famed 30th “Old Hickory” Infantry Division.
Speakers will also discuss efforts to identify a suitable site for the park and raise funding for the project.
Brenda Buchik, one of the community organizers behind the push to create a memorial park honoring Camp Sevier and the men who trained there, said there has been a groundswell of support and interest in the effort.
“There’s a lot of interest in the park,” she said. “Our main purpose for the meeting is to help people connect with Camp Sevier and where they are today.”
The meeting will be held at Sevier Middle School, 1000 Piedmont Park Road, at 6:30 p.m.