Women in the Ferry

Date: March 30, 2019

Time: 2-3:30 PM

Description

Park Rangers Beth Wasson and Autumn Cook lead a walking tour to significant sites within the park that focus on women’s stories in Harpers Ferry. The stories portray women who were writers and artists, slaveholders and those enslaved, young witnesses to John Brown’s Raid and the Civil War, business owners and civilians affected by war-time martial law, and the teachers and students of West Virginia’s first historically black college.

Walking tour is weather permitting; event will be moved indoors if necessary.

Reception with light refreshments follow tour.

Website
https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=DE41512F-BE21-E7C0-FE3CB217913E9CFB

Phone
(304) 535-6029  

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