Horwitz at Harper’s Ferry

Word from our friends at Harper’s Ferry that they’re hosting a special event next week featuring author Tony Horwitz….

Horwitz, a Pulitzer winner best known as the author of Confederates in the Attic, recently released Midnight Rising, a book about John Brown’s raid at Harper’s Ferry. Horwitz will be the keynote speaker, appearing with a panel of historians to discuss the legacy of Brown’s raid.

The event, which is free, will be held Tuesday evening, February 21st beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Harpers Ferry Middle School, 1710 West Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV.

Other panelists include: Dennis Frye, Chief Historian, Harpers Ferry NHP; David Fox, Park Ranger, Harpers Ferry NHP; John Rudy, Adjunct Professor of History at Gettys- burg College; and Dr. James Bryant, Professor of History at Shenandoah University.

For information, contact Jeff_Driscoll@nps.gov.

Also, as an additional quick note, Harper’s Ferry launched its new Facebook page this week. In addition to posts about the Education Branch, visitors will find information about the museum collection, volunteer program, special events, and more. You can find their page at http://www.facebook.com/harpersferrynps.

1 Response to Horwitz at Harper’s Ferry

  1. I read March, by Geraldine Brooks, Mr. Horwitz’s wife. In this novel, about the fictional Mr. March, of Little Women fame, John Brown plays a large part. Apparently, Bronson Alcott’s money all went into John Brown’s cause. I would like to have been a fly on the wall of the Horwitz household during all the sturm und drang about John Brown.

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