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Nourishing the Troops

Nourishing the Troops!
Thursday, August 12th, 2010 from 5-9 PM
(Tour Round Barn until 6:45 PM, Lecture starts at 7 PM)
The Historic Round Barn
298 Cashtown Road Biglerville, PA 17307

Learn about the unique role that Pennsylvania’s farms and farmers played duringthe civil war in supporting the Union troops and their allure and resources that drew Robert E. Lee across the Mason Dixon line and into the “Pennsylvania Breadbasket”. Lenwood Sloan, director of cultural and heritage tourism for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania will conduct a spirited open dialogue concerning preservation, conservation and commemoration projects for the upcoming Civil War 150 commemoration and the year long commemoration of American Patriots of the Civil War.

Sloan will also share ways information about the United States Colored Troups (USCT) Hallowed ground project through the conservation of a league of important historic sites in Adams, Franklin and Cumberland Counties. He will end by extending an invitation to participate in the identification of USCT descendants throughout the South Mountain who will be invited to march in their ancestors’ memory during the Grand Review Parade Nov 6, 2010 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Sponsored by the South Mountain Partnership, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Historic Round Barn and Farm Market- Knouse Fruitlands.