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The First Zion Baptist Church building stands as a monument to the thriving African American community that once populated our towns.   In 2016, the Harpers Ferry – Bolivar Historic ...
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The Foundation’s oral history project serves to capture the stories from our region.  Led by trained local volunteers, we aim to document and preserve oral histories from a diverse range ...
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Most interpretive histories of Harpers Ferry focus on the John Brown Raid, the Federal Armory, and the Civil War. Lesser known, are the important legacies of the African American community, ...
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Cedar Hill Cemetery Initiative
Cedar Hill Cemetery serves as the final resting place of former slaves, military veterans, and Storer College teachers and students. Its history reaches back to 1869 when the Colored Methodist ...
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Potomac Street
The Potomac Street corridor of Harpers Ferry’s business district once suffered from limited parking, unsightly power lines, storm water overflow and open dumpsters. The Foundation secured grants and raised additional ...
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Renew Harpers Ferry Fire Relief Fund
On July 23, 2015, fire destroyed nine businesses and two residences in the historic commercial district of Harpers Ferry.
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Pine Grove Cemetery
Pine Grove Cemetery is an almost unknown six-acre burial ground dating to 1850, when citizens of Harpers Ferry petitioned the War Department for the land. Through the years it may ...
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