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 Monterey Pass Battlefield 2014 Meeting Dates and Events

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.


August, 21

September, 18

October, 16

November, 20

No Meeting Scheduled









Monterey Pass Battlefield Programs

August 2, Civil War Tour of Emmitsburg, Maryland

Join Washington Township Historian John A. Miller as he leads a tour of Emmitsburg, Maryland. Emmitsburg witnessed thousands of troops marching through the burned out town as they headed for Gettysburg. During the days following the devastating battle, Confederate cavalry skirmished with Union soldiers near the Emmit House. Following in the wake of the Confederate retreat from Gettysburg, more than two-thirds of the Union army marched through Emmitsburg during the pursuit. Tour will begin at 4:00 pm in the parking lot of the Emmitsburg Community Center. As this is a walking tour, please wear light colored, loose fitting clothing, and comfortable shoes. For more information or to register, please contact the Battle of Gettysburg Buff. Fee charged the day of the tour.  

November, Mountaintop Fall Fair

The Community Mountaintop Fair will be held from 9:00 am-3:00 pm at the Blue Ridge Summit Fire Department and features many vendors. The Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. will have an information booth set up for memberships, book and painting sales, as well as information about the battlefield. Park at the Blue Ridge Summit Fire Department, off of Route 16, along Monterey Lane. Free Admission.

December 20, All Is Quiet Along The Western Front, The Christmas Truce of 1914

Europe had thrown itself into war in 1914. As the war drug on, and eventually became a stalemate, troops began to dig in and trench warfare was taken to a whole new level never witnessed by the world. Although, the United States remained out of the war until 1917, there were a few Americans serving in the French Foreign Legion along the Western Front. All the soldiers had dreams of being home by Christmas, but that was not to happen. On Christmas Eve, something amazing took place, a truce unlike any other. Join the interpretive staff of the Monterey Pass Battlefield for a half hour program as we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Christmas Truce. More information on this program will be available as we move closer to Christmas.

Mailing Address:
Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc.
13013 Welty Road
Waynesboro, PA 17268