Harpers Ferry Park Association

A Voice from Harper's Ferry

A Voice from Harper's Ferry

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A Voice from Harper’s Ferry is the singular first-person account of John Brown’s raid by one of the surviving raiders, Osborne P. Anderson. Anderson, a free black man, joined Brown’s army in Canada and followed him to Harpers Ferry in the abolitionist’s attempt to bring an end to the institute of slavery in America. This reprint by the Harpers Ferry Park Association includes a foreword by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park rangers and an essay on Anderson by award-winning author and former Washington Post writer, Eugene L. Meyer. The book also includes a series of watercolors by two artists commissioned by the National Park Service. The artwork—some never before seen by the public—brings Anderson’s dramatic story to life. Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Paperback, 103 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.25". Weighs 6.4 oz. 
*PREORDER* Civil War Years in Jefferson County, Virginia

Civil War Years in Jefferson County, Virginia

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No time period in history has more impact on Jefferson County citizens than the Civil War years. Those four years saw families uprooted, homes, farms and livelihoods destroyed, and the end of six decades of arms production at Harpers Ferry. For some, the war crashed through their walls and defeaning terror. For others, it led to freedom and education. And whether by choice or not, Jefferson Countians entered the war as Virginians and left as West Virginians. In his first book, historian P. Douglas Perks--"Mr. Jefferson County"--uses his decades of research and writing on the topic, along with rare first person accounts of four citizens who endured these tenuous years. Perks also brings new focus to the statewide issue of secession. No state in the Union was more divided over this issue, and perhaps no other country. Who would cast their lot with the destiny of Virginia and who would remain "firmly attached to the Union of these States"? Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Paperback, 158 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.5". Weighs 9.7 oz.
Harpers Ferry Under Fire: A Border Town in the American Civil War

Harpers Ferry Under Fire: A Border Town in the American Civil War

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Harpers Ferry experienced the Civil War like no other place and was a case study of repeated invasions, military operations, martial law, and endless danger. Journey into the Civil War with stories from those who lived, worked, fought, and died in a border town. This narrative is complemented by full color and black-and-white illustrations, photographs, and maps. Paperback, 200 pages.Author Dennis E. Frye is the Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. He is a writer, lecturer, guide, preservationist, and prominent Civil War historian. A well-know author, Dennis has written 77 articles and six books. Measures 7" x 9.75" x 0.4". Weighs 1 lb. 2 oz. 
Harpers Ferry Anthology: Civil War-era Stories by Park Rangers and Volunteers

Harpers Ferry Anthology: Civil War-era Stories by Park Rangers and Volunteers

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Published by the Harpers Ferry Park Association in memory of David L. Larsen, Interpreter.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. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.4". Weighs 6.5 oz.
Harpers Ferry Bill of Fare: A Collection of Recipes by the HFHA

Harpers Ferry Bill of Fare: A Collection of Recipes by the HFHA

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A collection of recipes influenced by the confluence! Take a journey back into time with your tastebuds from the late 18th century to present day! Enjoy images of Harpers Ferry past, colorful quotes, and amusing anecdotes. Filled with both historical and modern recipes, Harpers Ferry Bill of Fare will satisfy any appetite for food or nostalgia.Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Spiral bound, paperback, 92 pages. Measures 5.75" x 8.5" x 0.75". Weighs 7.6 oz.
John Brown's Raid Handbook

John Brown's Raid Handbook

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Revised in 2017, this handbook contains the day-by-day narration of Brown’s insurrection, those who were involved, details of the trial, and what happened to John Brown and his men after the raid. Published on the 150th anniversary of the raid, more than a hundred photographs, maps and historic images chronicle the account. Includes suggested reading. Publisher: Donning Publishing Company. Paperback, 111 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.25". Weighs 7.7 oz.
"To Emancipate the Mind and Soul": Storer College 1867-1955

"To Emancipate the Mind and Soul": Storer College 1867-1955

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When John Brown came to Harpers Ferry in 1859, organizing a school for enslaved African Americans was illegal. Eight years later, after a bloody Civil War, Storer College did just that—and more. To honor the 150th anniversary of the school’s founding, Harpers Ferry Park Association, in partnership with Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, invited park rangers, professors, journalists, and scholars to tell the stories of the teachers, students, and reformers who strove to manifest a new world on the “hill of hope.” This collection reveals tales of courage and conviction, success and defeat, controversy and, above all, hope. Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Paperback, 176 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.3". Weighs 10.5 oz.
Waterpower: Mills, Factories, Machines and Floods at Harpers Ferry, WV 1762-1991

Waterpower: Mills, Factories, Machines and Floods at Harpers Ferry, WV 1762-1991

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Read about Hall’s Rifle Works, the U.S. Armory and the mills on Virginius Island. Learn about the machines and equipment in these factories and meet the men and entrepreneurs who ran them. Find out more about the devastation of flooding and unpredictable streamflow that plagued local industry. Many historic photographs and detailed line drawings of machines compliment the text.Author: David T. Gilbert. Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Paperback, 192 pages. Measures 8.25" x 7.75" x 0.6". Weighs 13 oz.
50th Anniversary Commemorative Program

50th Anniversary Commemorative Program

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Contains time-line of park history from 1936 to 1994 along with a general history and several photographs show how Harpers Ferry became a National Historical Park. Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Pamphlet, 16 pages. Measures 8.5" x 11". Weighs 2.9 oz.
** PRE-ORDER ** Harpers Ferry Cat Tale

A Harpers Ferry Cat Tale

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Follow Victoria on her adventurous day around Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. What will happen when the mischievous little kitty makes this national park her playground? (The printing of this book was made possible by a grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation.) Author: Tara Bell. Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Hardcover, 30 pages. Measures Weighs 12.8 oz.