Civil War Days in the Harrisburg Area
Join us for a fun and informative weekend of events for the entire family! Civil War Days in the Harrisburg Area, a community-wide series of events aimed to present and preserve Harrisburg's rich Civil War heritage and history. Events include:
Friday, June 21
- 10:30 am to 12:30 pm: Harrisburg Cemetery Tour (521 N. 13th Street, Harrisburg) conducted by Jim Schmick
- 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm: Tour of the Capitol Preservation Committee's Flag Laboratory (10th & Market Streets, Harrisburg)
Saturday, June 22
National Civil War Museum Community Free Day. All events listed below will be held at the National Civil War Museum.
- 10 am to 11 am: Kelly Elaine Navies (Smithsonian Museum Specialist) speaking on Juneteenth
- 11 am to 11:30 am: Firing Demonstration and Artillery Displays by Thompson's Battery and Cooper's Battery
- 11:30 am to 12:30 pm: Victorian Dance Ensemble hosting dances in the Museum's rotunda
- 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm: Firing Demonstration and Artillery Displays by Thompson's Battery and Cooper's Battery
- 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Abraham Lincoln Comes to Set the Record Straight: Lies, Legends & Myths (Abraham Lincoln portrayed by James Hayney)
- 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Presentation with Michael Zucchero, author of Loyal Hearts: Histories of American Civil War Canines. Books will be available for purchase during the book signing.
- 4 pm to 4:30 pm: Firing Demonstration and Artillery Displays by Thompson's Battery and Cooper's Battery
Sunday, June 23
- 11 am to 12 pm: Dane DiFebo will present on the 150th Anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad. The lecture is free. Regular admission applies to museum galleries.
- 12 pm to 5 pm: PA State Museum Free Day (300 North St, Harrisburg)
- 1 pm to 2 pm: Presentation on Simon Cameron with Joe Mieczkowski portraying Simon Cameron @ the Simon Cameron Mansion (219 S. Front St, Harrisburg)
- 3 pm to 4 pm: Cooper Wingert & Scott Mingus will discuss their newest book on the Cumberland Valley Railroad during the Civil War @ Cumberland County Historical Society (21 N. Pitt St, Carlisle)