September 18, 2014
Thunder in the Valley: Sheridan’s 1864 Valley Campaign
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host a Civil War 150th Anniversary event, Thunder in the
Valley: Sheridan's 1864 Valley Campaign, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, on September 27 and 28,
2014. This event highlights Harpers Ferry's role as home base for Union General Philip Sheridan's
1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.
August 13, 2014
The Harpers Ferry Armory and the War of 1812
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to attend The Harpers Ferry Armory and the
War of 1812, a Bicentennial Commemorative event, on Saturday, August 23, 2014. This special event
marks the 200th anniversary of Jefferson County's Captain George W. Humphrey's company of
volunteers being mustered into service.
August 08, 2014
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on the Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study/Boundary Study/Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared a special resource study and
boundary study of the Shepherdstown Battlefield in West Virginia and Maryland, located near
the town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. As part of the study, the NPS will hold a Public
Meeting to explain the study process, findings, and to gather public comment about the
August 05, 2014
Remembering the Niagara Movement: A Pilgrimage to John Brown’s Fort
On Sunday, August 17th at 8:00 a.m. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public
to retrace the 1906 footsteps of the men and women of the Niagara Movement during a
commemorative ranger guided walk to the 1906 site of the John Brown Fort. The ceremony will
include music, historic readings, and a memorial roll call of the members of the Niagara
July 25, 2014
Pedal Through the Past: A Cycling Event Through Three National Parks
Saturday September 27, 2014, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, and the Harpers Ferry Historical Association will host Pedal Through the Past: A Cycling Event through 3 National Parks, Harpers Ferry, Antietam Battlefield, and the C&O Canal. This event will feature public history stops and
interactive media along the way.
June 16, 2014
Invasion Stalled - Harpers Ferry and the Defense of Washington
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will host a Civil War 150th Anniversary commemorative event, Invasion Stalled:
Harpers Ferry and the Defense of Washington on July 4, 5, and 6, 2014. This event highlights the engaging role of Harpers
Ferry in delaying Confederate General Jubal Early's 1864 march on Washington and the run up to the Battle of Monocacy.
January 10, 2014
Harpers Ferry Park’s Black History Month Features The United States Colored Troops & The Spirit of Freedom
In conjunction with Black History Month, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is pleased to
announce its Black History Month program for 2014. Throughout February, a special exhibit,
The United States Colored Troops & The Spirit of Freedom, will focus on the African American
troops who served in the military during the American Civil War.