Temporary Suspension of Reference Collection Research
Due to preservation and maintenance work scheduled for the park archives and research room/library space, new public research requests will not be filled from June 1st to at least September 30th, 2013.
Living History Volunteers
National Park Service
Living History Volunteers help immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the past, and the circumstances that created Harpers Ferry National Historical Park's nationally significant themes. National Parks preserve America's collective memory. Living History Volunteers allow visitors to access these memories and bring them to life.
Volunteers provide information, orientation and interpretation to thousands of park visitors relaying the national significance of the Harpers Ferry area. Duties include conducting historic research, planning and delivering public history talks and tours while in costume.
Did You Know?
Did you know that American poet Langston Hughes' grandmother was married to Lewis Leary,one of John Brown's raiders?