• Sun beginning to set at Harpers Ferry, as seen from Maryland Heights. Photo by NPS Volunteer Buddy Secor.

    Harpers Ferry

    National Historical Park WV,VA,MD

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War Comes to Harpers Ferry - Student Developed Vodcasts

Between October 2010 and April 2011, 59 students from Harpers Ferry Middle School volunteered over 1500 hours to complete six vodcasts (mini-movies) about the year 1861. This is the third installment in this series of student-developed movies.

Each vodcast, embedded below, is captioned. To view on YouTube, please check out our HafeEducation YouTube Channel.

Harpers Ferry, 1859-1861
The Virginia Secession, 1861
The Burning of the Arsenal
Families of Harpers Ferry, 1861
Lincoln Lately, 1861
Harpers Ferry, 1861 - Dreams of Being There

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did You Know?

Today the John Brown Fort is across the street from its original location.

John Brown's Fort has been moved 4 times: in 1891 to Chicago to the World's Columbian Exposition, in 1895 to the Murphy Farm near Harpers Ferry, in 1909 to Storer College Campus and in 1968 to its present location.