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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.

May 14, 2015

June 18, 2015

July 16, 2015

August 20, 2015

September 17, 2015

October 15, 2015

November 19, 2015

December, No Meeting Scheduled

Events and Programs:


April 18, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., An American Hero, Re-dedication of the Joseph Brubaker Vietnam Memorial, Monterey Pass Battlefield Park


May 14, 7:00 p.m., Colonial History of Monterey Pass, Although the Civil War had its largest impact on the Monterey Pass area, it wasn’t the only major event to take place. Prior to 1750, a new road that eventually led to Appalachia ran through what would become Monterey Pass. This was one of two major roads that led to the Cumberland Valley, once considered as the western frontier. During the French and Indian War, many European and Indian settlements quickly moved east of South Mountain fearing retaliation from one another. Monterey Pass is historically an important mountain gap and just like its Civil War history, this era became forgotten by the 20th Century. Allison-Antrim Museum, Greencastle, PA. for more information.


June 13, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., JR Historian Day Camp, Kids will learn about the importance of the history of Monterey Pass and the Civil War battle through a hands on day camp. Programs include, JR Historian Muster In, Colonial History with Firing Demonstration, Histories Mysteries, A Day and Life of a Civil War Soldier with Drill, Union Soldiers Dressed in Gray, Cannoneers Post!, Wig Wagging by Flag and we will finish out the day with a special Tour of the Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum. Preregistration is required as each participant will recieve a free JR Historian activity booklet. All programs are held at the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park.


June 20, The New York State National Guard in Washington Township, Campfire program (Saturday Evening 8:00 – 8:45 p.m.)


July 3-5, 152nd Commemoration of the Battle of Monterey Pass (See Schedule Below)

Friday, July 3, (6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 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

Saturday, July 4 (9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

9:00 a.m., Orientation Talk – Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum

11:00 a.m., A Walking Tour, Advancing the Line, Custer’s Wolverines – Hawley Memorial Church

4:00 p.m., Making More Noise than a "Pack of Wild Indians.” The 1st West Virginia Cavalry – Rolando Woods Lions Club Park


Sunday, July 5 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

9:00 a.m., Orientation Talk – Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum

1:00 a.m., The Civilian Story – Rolando Woods Lions Club Park


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