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Monterey Pass Battlefield Meeting Dates & Programs: (2015)

Meeting Dates:

The FMPB, Inc. meets every third Thursday @ 6:30 pm at the Washington Township meeting room. All meetings are open to the public.

July 16, 2015

August 20, 2015

September 17, 2015

October 15, 2015

November 19, 2015

December, No Meeting Scheduled


Events and Programs:

 

Looking into the Past and Moving Monterey Pass into the Future

 

152nd Commemoration of the Battle of Monterey Pass

July 3-5, 2015

Friday, July 3, (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., An Evening at the Museum – Monterey Pass Battlefield Park

7:30 p.m., An Evening Along The Maria Furnace Road – Monterey Pass Battlefield Park. Learn about the historic significance of the Great Wagon Road from its beginning to the Civil War as the Confederate army withdrew from Pennsylvania. Please bring conformable shoes, bottled water and bug spray. This tour will cover much of the road in distance and has rocky and uneven areas. No strollers! Tour is about one hour to one and a half hours!

Saturday, July 4 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

10:00 a.m., Advancing the Line, Custer’s Wolverines – Starts at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum by the Michigan Marker. Learn about Custer’s brigade during the Battle of Monterey Pass. Please bring conformable shoes, bottled water and bug spray. This tour will about one hour. 

12:00 p.m., The Day and the Life of a Civil War Soldier – Monterey Pass Battlefield Park. This is a living history program that breaks down the average soldier of 1863 from who he was and what he looked liked during the Pennsylvania Campaign. Program is about 40 minutes!

2:00 p.m., Hiking the Future Park - Monterey Pass Battlefield Park. This tour will cover the plans that are being made for the future Monterey Pass Battlefield Park. Join John Miller, the Park’s Director for this behind the scenes look at what is going into the park and how it is being interpreted. Please bring plenty of water to drink, bug spray and wear comfortable shoes. Tour will be approximately two hours in length.

Sunday, July 5 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

9:00 a.m., The New York State National Guard of 1863. This is a living history program that breaks down the average soldier of the New York State National Guard from who he was, his experiences in Pennsylvania, and what he looked liked during the Pennsylvania Campaign. Program is about 40 minutes.

11:00 p.m., Hiking the Future Park - Monterey Pass Battlefield Park. This tour will cover the plans that are being made for the future Monterey Pass Battlefield Park. Join John Miller, the Park’s Director for this behind the scenes look at what is going into the park and how it is being interpreted. Please bring plenty of water to drink, bug spray and wear comfortable shoes. Tour will be approximately two hours in length.  

2:00 p.m., Histories Mysteries – Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum. This 30 minute program is for people of all ages and will feature several artifacts from the Civil War period to turn of the century.  

July 25, The Confederate Retreat, Their Experiences, Campfire Program (Saturday Evening 8:00 – 8:45 p.m.)

 

August 22, Stories of the Battlefield Campfire Program (Saturday Evening 8:00 – 8:45 p.m.)

 

December 19, An Evening at the Museum by Candlelight