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Civil War Days in the Harrisburg Area

Civil War Days in the Harrisburg Area

  • Dates: June 21, 2019 - June 23, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: National Civil War Museum
  • Address: One Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA 17103
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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)
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