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, ,o o .about LIFE I Wednesday, September 18, 2013 I pir/t of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE [ PA~I: Bll Walk through history BELOW: inthis engraving by Civil War illustrator J.E. Taylor, U.S. Gen. Phil-- ip Sheridan withdraws from Charles Town on Aug. 22, 1864, following an assault by Confederates led by Gens. Jubal Early and Richard H. Anderson. iiii:iii!ii: i~i/!i iiiiiifii~ ~iiiiii~ii`iiiiiiiiiiii~i[iiiiii~!ii~i~!i~iiiiiii~i~iii~i~iii~i~ii:i~iii~i!~@i! ROBERT SNYDER A~OVE: Jim Surkamp (right) leads an often colorful tour of historic Charles Town to coincide with this year's Heritage Festival every Saturday and Sunday beginning this weekend through October. The tours, sponsored by the city of Charles Town, include discussions on acquitted mine union leader Bill Blizzard, area civil rights leaders, Martin Delany, 19th-century merchant Charles Broadway Rouss, poet John Peele Bishop, novelist F. Scott Filzgerald, "The Anvil" playwright Julia Davis Adams, Civil War U.S. Gens. Philip Sheridan and Ulysses S. Grant and abolitionist John Brown. Tours start at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Saturday at 11 a.m. and I p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. History presentation: Author Bob O'Connor (above) tonight shares details of the remarkable life of a slave and blacksmith-in-train- ing at Beall Air, the Charles Town plantation of Lewis Washington, a descendant of the nation's first president: O'Connor's free talk on Catesby - the subject of two of his books - begins at 7 at Camp Hill United Methodist Church at 601 W. Washington St. in Harpers Ferry. O'Connor recounts how Catesby was held at the engine house along with other Washington slaves dur- ing John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry and how, following the Civil War and his emancipation, he be- came the first black teacher at Stor- er College. The event is sponsored by the Jefferson County Histori- cal Society. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30. Civil War talk: Civil War ex- pert Frank Surdu presents a free talk Thursday on the uniforms worn during the conflict, includ- ing the problems that arose in pro- viding them to troops. He'll also talk about some of the unique and To reserve a spot, call 304-876- dons, live bluegrass, food vendors, its popular"Art in the Library" se- colorful uniforms provided to sol- 0910 or e-mail hsc@ 1786@gmail. a kids' activities tent, wine tasting ties. The show may be seen during diem. com. and more. The event goes on from the library's regular hours, from The talk begins at 7 pan. at 10 aan. to 5 pan. Admission costs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Charles Town Library, 200 E. Art show: See photographs,$7 for adults or $4 for children 6 to Thursday, 10aan. to5pan. Satur- Washington St. For details, call paintings, woodwork and other 17. Parking and entertainment are day and from l to 5 pan. Snnday. 304-725-2208 or go online to ctli- amazing art crafted by local artists included. More information and a The library at 49 Church St. is, at the Fire Hall Gallery at 108 N. coupon for $1 off admission are closed Fridays. George St. in Charles Town. available at jeffersoncountywv- For times and other information History museum: Visit the Jef- Harvest Moon Gala: Historic about the gallery, call 304-724- ferson County Museum on the Shepherdstown will host a Har- 2090. New exhibit: The art ofEd Kle- ground floor of Charles Town Li- vest Moon Gala from 6 to 9 pan. jnowski is on display at the public brary at 200 E. Washington St. Saturday at the Entler Hotel at 129 Arts fest: Dozens of the re- library in Summit Point through from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday E. German St. in Shepherdstown. gion's top-notch artists bring their Oct. 31. through Saturday. The gala, which will include hors best to the Mountain Heritage Arts The exhibit is the South Jeffer- d'oeuvres and a silent auction, will and Crafts Festival, to be held next son Public Library's 46th entry in raise funds for the conservation of weekend at Sam Michaels Park on @ See OUT Page B12 Shepherdstown Museum artifacts Job Corps Road in Shenandoah and will support historic preset- Junction. vation and education activities. A The Sept. 27, 28 and 29 festi- ticket costs $40. val also brings artist demonstra- FURNITURE & GLASSWARE EMPORIUM Jefferson Estate JEWELERS 76 Somerset Blvd Charles Town, WV 25414 304-725-6600 D ~. il~t,/. Downtown Charles Town JEWELERS, INC. '-304-725-7411 CHARLES TOWN, WV Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 10 AM to 5 PM in Downtown Charles Town The Anvil Play Craft Fair Farmers Market Farm to Fork Workshop Children's Games 8 Activities HERIT Phone: 304-725-2311 101 E. Washington St./P0 Box 14 Charles Town, WV 25414-0014 spollsors the ( S P,! Bailey, a young female Jack Russell Terrier dog, is looking for a forever home. She is black, brown, and white in color, spayed, and current on all vac- cinations. To visit her or any of the other 75 wonderful dogs and cats waiting for forever homes, please visit the Animal Welfare Society shelter on Old Leetown Pike Road (just west of the county fair- grounds). Our public hours are 11 am to 4pm Wednesday through Saturday. Visit our web site, Facebook, or call us at 304-725-0589. Source 725-2046 I