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Puzzle Palooza Game Night

$80.00
$25.00
$25.00 - $80.00
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*CURRENTLY POSTPONED*Workshop Fee: $25.00 per person; $80 for team of four.Class Size: Limited to 17 teams or 68 participantsDescription: Welcome to the game of competitive jigsaw puzzles! Teams of four race to complete a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle. Worried another crew is moving too fast? Slow them down with a hilarious challenge: have them try assembling pieces with oven mitts or another obstacle! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, to ensure we have sufficient puzzles on hand. Don’t have a team of four? Register by yourself and we’ll match you with other players. Cost: $80 for team of four; $25 per person.***If you're a member of the Harpers Ferry Park Association, don't forget to use your discount code when shopping online!***

Harpers Ferry Park Music Academy with Violinist Charles Krepley

$50.00
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August 15, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Second Floor of John Brown Museum, Lyceum RoomDescription: Join musician-historian Chuck Krepley, renowned performer of historical American/Celtic folk tunes and creator of handmade, period fiddles, for a special workshop devoted to Irish music. This Academy features specialists & musicians, who discuss, explore, and play 19th century Irish American popular music as it relates to American History. This workshop will feature a notable musical instrument in American popular culture in the 19th century—the violin/fiddle. Now in the 21st century, the violin holds an iconic status in different revival and traditional music scenes, including bluegrass, old-time, Irish session music, Civil War reenacting, and living history circles.Cost: $50.00 Maximum of 12 Participants

Plein Air-Painting Outside: Art Academy

$225.00
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September 17 - 19, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Various Locations throughout Harpers Ferry National Historical ParkDescription: As long as people have been coming to Harpers Ferry, its majestic views have called to the artists among us. This long tradition of landscape-inspired artistic expression has not only built up a legacy of fine art, but also helped to document the Ferry’s transitions through time. In this unique three-day workshop led by artist Paul Gallo, participants will follow in the footsteps of generations of creatives before them, indulging in painting en plein air - painting outside.Tenatative ScheduleCost: $225.00 Maximum of 15 Participants

Health Sanitation, Archaeology, and Newspapers: A Look at Harpers Ferry's "Trying Climate" During the 19th Century, A Cultural History Resource Academy

$50.00
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November 7, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.John Brown Museum, Allies for Freedom RoomDescription: Former NPS archeologist Dr. Eric Larsen will lead this program, including a presentation, hands-on activities and a walking tour through Lower Town Harpers Ferry from curbside to backyards. The program will include topics related to the town’s health, sanitation and state of medicine. The tour will also revisit significant sites where archaeological digs revealed 19th century living conditions, as well as social and class habits. Cost: $50.00Maximum of 20 Participants

Art of the Forge A Blacksmith Workshop

$150.00
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June 13 - 14, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Blacksmith ShopJune 20 - 21, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Blacksmith Shop Instructor: David Dufficy Workshop Fee: $150.00 per person (Minimum age to participate is 18 years old) Includes materials, supplies and instruction. Registration closes on June 8, 2019 Class Size: Each Class Limited to 6 participants Description: Nineteenth century blacksmiths were crucial. Their trade varied from keeping doors on hinges and wagons in proper working order to making weapons for the town's US Armory for national defense. Learn this historic trade from Professional Blacksmith David Dufficy and echo the clang of the hammer on hot iron - just as they did 150 years ago.This two day workshop is $150, and covers instruction, coal, and metal. The workshop is limited to 6 students, 18 years of age or older, which includes materials, supplies and instruction.