2019 Cultural Resources Programs

The park's Cultural Resources staff will offer unique guided hikes, presentations, and talks throughout the year.
 

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April

 
Piles of rock are remains of a structure on Loudoun Heights
Rock piles - remains of structure on Loudoun Heights

NPS Photo

Loudoun Heights Hike

Date: April 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Lower Town, The Green
Length: 5 hours
Description: Join park rangers for an 8-mile, 5 hour round trip hike to Split Rock, learning about the history of the mountain along the way. This is a strenuous hike and proper footwear is required. Bring water, snacks, and lunch. Limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required by calling 304-535-6038.

 
Park ranger and volunteer open display to clean museum artifacts in Dry Goods Store Exhibit
Park ranger and volunteer open display to clean museum artifacts in Dry Goods Store Exhibit

NPS Photo/Gaskins

June

Sneak Peek: Collections from the Museum Archives

Dates: June 3 and 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Description: Meet the park’s curator during this rare opportunity to view objects from the museum collection that are not typically on display.

Artifact Sneak Peek

Date: June 24, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Description: Experience a behind the scenes tour of objects in our archeology collection that rarely see the light of day.


July

Artifact Sneak Peek

Date: July 1, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Description: Experience a behind the scenes tour of objects in our archeology collection that rarely see the light of day.

Meet Your Park Archeologist

Date: July 8, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Description: Learn about archeology at Harpers Ferry and a day in the life of an NPS archeologist.
 

August

 
1936 photo of commemorative garden on US Armory Grounds
1936 photo of commemorative garden on US Armory Grounds

HF-01049, Historic Photo Collection, Harpers Ferry NHP

Archeology and the US Armory Grounds

Date: August 8, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Description: See how excavations of the US Armory revealed a huge slice of the hidden
history of Harpers Ferry.

September

Artifact Sneak Peek

Date: September 9, 2019
Time: :002 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Description: Experience a behind the scenes tour of objects in our archeology collection that rarely see the light of day.

Meet Your Park Archeologist

Date: September 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Description: Learn about archeology at Harpers Ferry and a day in the life of a National Park Service archeologist.

Archeology and the US Armory Grounds

Date: September 23, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Description: See how excavations of the US Armory revealed a huge slice of the hidden history of Harpers Ferry.

 

October

John Brown and the Night Sky of 1859

Date: October 17, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Description: Learn about The Great Solar Storm of 1859, how people interpreted night sky phenomena, and how writers and poets would come to describe John Brown using astronomical imagery.

The Archeology of Harpers Ferry, a History

Date: October 21, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Lower Town, John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom Room
Description: Learn how archeology has influenced our knowledge of history at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
 

Last updated: March 7, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
National Park Service
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone:

(304) 535-6029

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