By Preston Knight -- firstname.lastname@example.org
STRASBURG -- Town officials held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Gateway to Shenandoah Visitor Center at Hupp's Hill Civil War Park on Saturday morning.
Assistant Town Manager Greg Martin said the plan is to get the center certified by the state, which will enable the town to place signs on Interstate 81, attracting even more people.
In its first few weeks, about 25 people a day stop in to find brochures and get advice from two part-time staff members, he said.
The grand opening was a part of a series of events held by the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, which is leasing the former Stonewall Jackson Museum on Old Valley Pike and partnered with Strasburg on the visitor center. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Wednesdays and Thursdays.