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Contact: Dennis Frye, 304-535-6224
Contact: Autumn Cook, 304-702-5684
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va – Learn how the Civil War affected the holiday season of 1864 by joining the living history staff and volunteers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park for talks, tours, and special exhibits on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3. During the event, Captain Flagg’s US Quartermaster City: Prospects of Peace 1864, explore the town as a Union garrison and reflect upon the war that would determine the union of the states and the eventual freedom of four million enslaved people.
Highlighted activities include 19th century ornament-making and a Victorian dance while special tours will feature the history of the Civil War supply trains and bread-baking in Harpers Ferry and the fate of a Union army deserter.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in Lower Town, Harpers Ferry. To access this location, visitors should go to the park’s visitor center at 171 Shoreline Drive, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. Shuttle buses will be available to transport visitors from the visitor center to Lower Town throughout the day.
For more information about this living history weekend, contact Melinda Day at 304-535-6063.