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Upcoming Civil War Encampment and Living History

                                          Special Event

Learn about Centre County History, experience Civil War                  
Encampment and Civil War Enactment tour the 1830 Mansion and Eagle Ironworks Furnace owned by Roland Curtin, father of Pennsylvania’s Civil War Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin


Event:              Civil War Days Living History at Curtin Village

When:             Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
                         Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

                          Where:            Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village historical
                         site, 251 Curtin Village Road, Howard, PA
                         (along Rt. 150 between Howard and Milesburg,
                         PA) or take I-80  to Milesburg Exit 158, turn
                         left, in 2.5 miles turn right at Curtin sign,
                         parking lot is on the left before the railroad

:         The Roland Curtin Foundation                                        See more photos below.

The Encampment and Living History programs are FREE and open to the
                         public - a freewill donation to support preservation of the site is appreciated.

                           Guided tours of the Iron Master’s Mansion and Eagle Ironworks’ Furnace are:
                        $5.00/age 13 yrs. and up; $2.00/ages 6 to 12 yrs. and under 6 years are free.
                        Tour includes the personal carriage used by Governor Andrew G. Curtin.

Amenities:      Food and beverages will be available.


he event will feature an encampment and living history program. On both days visitors will find a variety of Civil War artifacts on display, on-going period craft demonstrations and educational talks. There will be scheduled drills, demonstrations and weapons firings by Civil War reenactors representing Artillery, Cavalry, and Infantry.  

Visitors can walk through the Civil War camp and speak to the soldiers. The 148th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers - Centre County’s Regiment - will be encamped, along with Independent Battery C - Pennsylvania Volunteers, and Battery D, 1st Pennsylvania Volunteers. Civilian Civil War era activities will also be presented. 

Highlights:         10:00 a.m. on Saturday - Review of the Troops by Honorable Andrew G. Curtin, Civil War Governor of Pennsylvania 1861-1867 (portrayed by Hank Curtin Spencer—a direct descendent)

1:00 p.m. on Sunday - The Coburn Brass will present a program of Civil War period music 


Educational Speakers confirmed so far:

·         Author Jeffrey Wert-- The Common Soldier of the Civil War

·         Charles Doutt, 2nd U.S. Cavalry—The Role, Equipment and Tactics of Cavalry

·         Lynda Snook-- Not Fragile Flowers: The Role of Six Women in the Civil War

·         Max Byers—Union Spies

·         Jared Frederick--For the Hope of Humanity: Andrew Curtin and the Civil War

  • Displays confirmed so far:


    ·         Hampton’s Independent Battery F—PA Vol.—Battery F history, Centre County and 
     Penns Valley Civil War History

    ·         Camp 89  -Sons of Union Veterans - Civil War weapons and artifacts, camp cooking

    ·         Sylvia Byers—period wool spinning

    ·         Joshua Sawyer—Confederate States of America artifacts

    ·         Katherine Curtin Wilson - Daughters of Union Veterans - information/literature table


    Encamping Civil War Units confirmed so far:


    ·         148th PA Volunteer Infantry

    ·         Thompson’s Independent Battery C, PA Volunteers

    ·         Battery D, 1st PA Volunteers  

    Join us for a unique historical experience.

    Photos from previous Civil War Days at CurtinVillage:

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