The diaries, letters and memoirs of the civilians and soldiers who experienced the war in Harpers Ferry have provided park interpreters an invaluable tool for transporting park visitors to the past. Here are 24 stories written by 17 interpreters, volunteers, rangers and interns that recreate six harrowing years of a town under attack.
Paperback, 118 pages
This book provides the historical and technological background for today’s travelers wanting to experience the closest approximation we have to life in a 19th century iron furnace community.
This handbook was published in cooperation with the Jefferson National Expansion Historical Association as one of a series of titles on major themes in the Museum of Westward Expansion at Gateway Arch.