Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) is scheduled to make an announcement Thursday at the Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park near Leesburg concerning state assistance for Civil War battlefield preservation, according to a news release from the Civil War Trust. A news conference is scheduled at 12:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend.

Also listed as attending the event are Virginia Director of Historic Resources Director Kathleen Kilpatrick and Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech.

Following the news conference, the battlefield will be open for tours.