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Contact: Autumn Cook, 304-702-5684
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. – October 6-8, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will honor the legacy of Storer College with music, living history, academic speakers, and youth activities on the campus where the college was established 150 years ago.
Storer College was founded in October 1867, becoming the first higher education institution in West Virginia open to African Americans, and operating continuously until 1955. The weekend of events, including the gathering of Storer College alumni and their families, will make the former campus come alive. Noted presenters include Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian David Levering Lewis, Ph.D., and 2017 Grammy Award nominee Catherine Russell.
Public events will kick off Friday evening at 6 p.m. Parking for the evening will be located on Camp Hill at 51 Mather Place, Harpers Ferry. Saturday’s events will start at 9 a.m. and continue until 6:30 p.m., and Sunday’s events will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Parking for Saturday and Sunday will be located at 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry. Shuttle buses will be available to transport visitors throughout both days, with the first stop being Camp Hill.
For more information, please call the visitor center at 304-535-6298 or visit the park’s website for a detailed schedule of events at go.nps.gov/Storer150.
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