2021 HFPA Sponsored Events


Harpers Ferry Park Association 50th Anniversary Events


In 2021, the Harpers Ferry Park Association will commemorate 50 years of providing aid and support to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The commemoration will feature monthly hikes and special programs and events that aim to honor our loyal members and leadership, celebrate our accomplishments, grow our membership, generate funds, and most importantly, set a vision for the future. Our goal is to create an experience that will connect park visitors to the natural beauty, unique history, and cultural heritage of Harpers Ferry and to inspire present and future generations of park supporters and advocates.

Celebration of Life

Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Gather near the Shenandoah River to share memories of our park volunteer, certified guide, and friend. Light refreshments provided. Followed by an optional sundown walk to Jimmy's resting place at Harper Cemetery.

*Due to current NPS Covid protocol, there is an attendance limit of 50.

Writing Into the Past: Crafting Historical Fiction

Wednesday, October 20 or 27, 2021 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Via Zoom
(Open to Public, Registration Required, Limited to 20 Participants)

Virtual Writing Workshop with Author Kathleen Ernst

Storytelling is one of the most rewarding ways to explore history. Workshop participants will begin creating (or further develop) a piece of historical fiction set in Harpers Ferry or another location of choice.  They will engage in a variety of short, guided writing activities to explore the genre’s unique rewards and challenges regarding setting, character development, and plot. Students will also consider a variety of approaches for conducting research and finding inspiration. Both beginning and more experienced writers are welcome!

Puzzle Palooza Game Night

Sunday, November 7, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry-Charles Town
($80 for team of four; $25 per person)

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. 

For a complete list of 2021 HFNHP Events, please visit the parks event page here.