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John Wesley Church

While the iconic St. Peters Roman Catholic Church in Lower Town is surely the most well-known religious building in Harpers Ferry, the most forgotten may be the ramshackle structure at 1060 W. Ridge Street.

The…

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Walking Through History

The U.S. Civil Rights movement can be said to have been advanced in Harpers Ferry, not only by the famous John Brown Raid, but through Storer College, the state’s first institution to provide secondary…

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Bolivar Project Earns Excellence in Preservation Award

The rescue of a distinctive historic home in Bolivar has been recognized with an Excellence in Preservation Award by the Harpers Ferry – Bolivar Historic Town Foundation….

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Is It Spring Yet?

Like you, we are eagerly waiting for the weather to improve so that we can get outside and partake in some fun activities around town. One activity you can do yourself is our

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Delores Foster

Recollections of Growing Up in Harpers Ferry

By Dolores Jackson Foster

Ms. Jackson Foster is a Foundation board member and native of Harpers Ferry. After graduating from Shepherd College (now Shepherd University), she taught at her former high school, Page-Jackson High School…

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In Memory of a Special Teacher

By Lynn Pechuekonis, Foundation Board Member

If you have ever visited Cedar Hill cemetery, you may have noticed one gravestone that stands out among the gray granite and marble because of its sandy-tan color. It…

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Who was “OB”?

By Bonnie Zampino, Foundation Board Member

Carved deeply in the white-painted wooden trim of an exterior doorway of a yellow brick house, the letters “OB” stand out in stark and dark relief.

Below those letters are…

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Happy Holidays and New Year from Us to You!

‘Tis the time of year where residents of Harpers Ferry go from living in a beautiful and historic town to a life-sized Christmas snow globe (minus the snow) or a charming model train station…

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We’re Famous… In Crawford County, Iowa!

Well, not the Foundation exactly, but our own Bonnie Zampino was recognized last month in the Denison Bulletin Review based out of Crawford County, Iowa for her work identifying the unmarked grave of Percy…

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Fall Happenings

We’ve been staying busy and having fun this fall thanks to cooperative weather, awesome volunteers and wonderful supporters!

Most recently, on November 6, we held our Fall Festival to benefit First Zion Baptist Church. First…

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