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2014 Calendar of Events

November 1, Mountaintop Fall Fair

The Community Mountaintop Fall 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 dragged 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 of 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.


Monterey Pass Battlefield 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.

January 15, 2015

February 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

April 16, 2015

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

  • April __, An American Hero, Re-dedication of the Joseph Brubaker Vietnam Memorial, Monterey Pass Battlefield Park

  • April __, Grand Opening of the Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum for tourism season

  • June 5, Tools of the Civil War Soldier (Friday Evening 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.)

  • 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., Tools of a Civil War Officer (Part of our Park Programs)

7:00 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

2:00 p.m., Making More Noise than a "Pack of Wild Indians.” The 1st West Virginia Cavalry – Rolando Woods Lions Club Park

5:00 p.m., As if all the fiends from heaven that fell – The Weather During The Battle - 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

11:00 a.m., A Walking Tour - Into the Midnight Fight, North Carolina Turns The Tide - Monterey Pass Battlefield Park

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 7, Defending the Commonwealth, the New York State National Guard (Friday Evening 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.)
  • August 22, Stories of the Battlefield Campfire Program (Saturday Evening 8:00 – 8:45 p.m.)
  • September 4, Civilians and Packages From Home (Friday Evening 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.)
  • December __, An Evening at the Museum by Candlelight