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Civil War Days – Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

JUNE 28, 2013 – JUNE 30, 2013

Mechanicsburg historians have planned a fun filled weekend in recognition of The 150th Anniversary of the Occupation of Mechanicsburg and Eastern Cumberland County during the Civil War.

Civil War Posters

A local artist Juliette Ober designed a series of themed posters for the anniversary.  Click below each one to learn about the stories behind them!
You can also link here to purchase your own poster to commemorate these momentous events.

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 The Story behind Hide Your Hats!  The Story behind 3 Days of Peace and Music. The Story behind State of Emergency.
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The Story behind Days of Agitation

Here is the schedule of Mechanicsburg events that coincide with the 150th Civil War Anniversary:

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Civil War Trails guided coach tours through the Mechanicsburg area
Tickets Required, available at Mechanicsburg Museum, 697-6088
$8.00 per ticket

Orris House will host
Evening Gala hosted by Orris House Inn

6:30 – 9:30 PM
Evening Gala
Orris House Inn Bed and Breakfast
318 West Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA
Catering by Snappers Bar & Grill
Tents, tables and chairs by Event Central

$50.00 per ticket, call 441-3839

Betsy Barnicle, Period Strolling Fiddler
Jeff Greenawalt, Civil War Folk Singer
Central Pennsylvania 1863 History
Jim Schmick, Camp Curtin Historical Society
Southern Perspective
Ronald Hawkins as “General Jenkins”
Silent Auction, local history and artwork

5:30 – 7:30 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
132 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA
Civil War Music by Dearest Home
Food and Games

7:00 – 9:00 PM
Encampment, Memorial Park
Confederate Cavalry and Confederate Foot Artillery
Infantry Encampment


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The Rupp House will host a series of education talks

Rupp House
5115 East Trindle Road
Mechanicsburg, PA
Tents, tables and chairs by Event Central

3:00 – 3:45 PM
Escaping Slavery: from the Underground Railroad to the Cumberland Valley Railroad
George Nagle, Historian

4:00 – 4:45 PM
Local Civil War Artifacts
Jim Schmick, Speaker, President of Camp Curtin Historical Society

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Civil War Music
Mechanicsburg Singer Band

6:00 – 6:45 PM
Invasion of Cumberland County 1863
Cooper Wingert, Historian

Parking available at:
Zlotoff, Gilfert, Gold & Associates
5108 East Trindle Road
Mechanicsburg, PA

Mechanicsburg Borough:

8:00 – 9:30 AM
Encampment, Memorial Park
Mechanicsburg, PA

9:45 – 10:30 AM
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Reenactment events featuring Union and Confederate soldiers Main Street Surrender of town/Secure the flag
Accompanied by the Mechanicsburg Singer Band
Civil War Music

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
General Jenkins Requisition for Rations
Collections at PNC Bank
2 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA
All donations of canned and dry goods to be donated to local food banks.

12:00 – 2:00 PM
Dinner with General Jenkins
Washington Firehouse
53 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA
BBQ Chicken Dinner Tickets available at firehouse, 697-9877. $8.00 per ticket

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
Civil War Magic with Magician Marlin Troutman
Historic Union Church, 47 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA

Mechanicsburg Museum Events
2 West Strawberry Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA

8:30 – 9:15 AM
Life of a Confederate Soldier
1st Sgt. Todd Wiley, Living Historian
Capt. Matt Vanderwater, Reenactor

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Women on the Homefront
Lisa Wiley, Living Historian
Lisa Hawkins, Living Historian

2:45 – 3:45
Civil War Military Weapons and Arms
1st Sgt. Todd Wiley, Living Historian
Capt. Matt Vanderwater, Reenactor

Mechanicsburg Library Event
16 North Walnut Street
Mechanicsburg, PA

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Civil War Medicine
Sammi Lehman, Historian

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013

9:00 – 10:30 AM
Reflections Service at the Historic Union Church
47 East Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Angel of the Battlefield
A Tea to honor Clara Barton
Rosemary House, 120 South Market Street, Mechanicsburg, PA
Tickets Required, call 697-5111

12:00 – 5:00 PM
Historic Peace Church
Trindle and St. John’s Road
Camp Hill, PA

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Tours of Historic Peace Church

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Confederate Invasion of Cumberland County
Sheldon Munn, President, Friends of the Historic Peace Church, Past President of Harrisburg Civil War Roundtable

3:00 PM
Civil War Trails Dedication Ceremony
8th and Indiana Avenue, Lemoyne, PA
Information: 766-1899

Learn what Event Central is doing “Behind the Scenes” for several other 150th Anniversary Civil War Events.

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