2013-11-21 / Local & State

Heritage Days Set For June 13, 14, 15

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Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and Fulton County Historical Society announced in their monthly committee meeting held last week that Fulton County Heritage Days will take place June 13, 14 and 15. Throughout the three-day event several events will be going on in the county.

The Heritage Days main event held Saturday and Sunday will consist of a Civil War re-enactment at the Moore Farm, located on 522 South, approximately five miles south of McConnellsburg. The re-enactment will recreate the last Confederate Bivouac here in the county 150 years ago. This site provides ample room not only for the re-enactment, but projected visitors and their parking needs. In addition, the barn will be used for living history speakers as well as a highly anticipated barn dance and Civil War concert, to be held Saturday evening, June 14, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Fulton House Museum will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be dressed in period costumes and will have subject matter on display pertaining to the Civil War. Books, as published by the Fulton County Historical Society, will be available for purchase. Also during the event there will be a rededication of the marker located on Route 16 with special guest, Ruth Sneed, Daughters of the Confederacy.

Fulton County Medical Center will provide a hospitality tent at the re-enactment site for water and rest from the elements.

McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends Building will be open Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with craft show, artists and other vendors available for shopping. To rent a space please contact Kathy Kendall at 717-485-0221.

Fulton County Library will also have an open house scheduled for Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a basement used book sale open to the public

McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. will have an ox roast and chicken barbecue on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are also providing traffic protection along with the Pennsylvania State police throughout the town for the three-day event.

Visitors and county residents will also be able to participate in the annual Strawberry Festival that will be in full swing on Friday and Saturday.

For this project, the Fulton County Democrat, the newspaper printed during the Civil War era in Fulton County, will be resurrected, giving local advertisers the opportunity to be a part of the modern-day issues with stories regarding local events and festivities.

Tickets for the re-enactment are available at the Chamber of Commerce office at 101 Lincoln Way West, Suite 102, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. For more information call 717-485-4064.

A presentation regarding all the events and festivities will be given at the chamber meeting, December 18, 2013. Event organizer Kirk Davis will be the presenter.

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