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Teahorse B&B/Hostel just confirmed. This was a pretty hot spot last year – I’m looking forward to what they have planned for 2013!

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Mary Adams and Scoops were among, if not the first businesses to express interest in the Second Annual Art Walk.

This will the second year that both businesses have participated.

Thank you!

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Trains! It’s almost a year away – but worth getting excited about now!  The “Steampunk unLimited” event is going to be held in November this year.

A juxtaposition of art and invention, creativity and technology while paying homage to the Victorian Era and Industrial Revolution, an unprecedented weekend at the Strasburg Rail Road is announced.  Train rides behind a massive steam locomotive, delicious eats and treats, steampunk handiwork, photo opportunities galore, an insider’s look through a shop tour, music reflective of days gone by, and so much more are just a snippet of the weekend’s events. 

From the Strasburg Rail Road website!

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Busy week!

Additional participants in alphabetical order:

The Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library, The Village Shop and The Vintage Lady, participated last year. New additions for this year now include The Gilded Flea and True Treats. Welcome!

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The first three participants for the 2nd Annual Bolivar-Harper’s Ferry Community Art Walk are (in alphabetical order):

Both Tenfold Fair Trade and Westwind Potters were 2012 participants. The Harpers Ferry National Park Bookshop, is a welcome addition. 

As I learn about which artist (or artists!) they are featuring, I’ll post that information here!

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I’m always learnin’ somethin” here …

  1. The Strasburg Rail Road Company was responsible for restoring the William Mason for the movie, “Wild, Wild West” AND there may be a steampunk-related event in the near future!!!
  2. There is a place called The Kitchen Kettle Village in Pennsylvania

  3. That steampunk computer mod enthusiasts are alive and well, and

  4. Taking photographs of Harper’s Ferry enveloped in fog is hard.

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On this day, December 31, 1862, Lincoln signed at least two documents, the most significant of which was the Emancipation Proclamation, which went into effect on January 1, 1863. In addition, he signed the West Virginia statehood bill, which lead to West Virginia becoming the 35th state on June 20, 1863.

Unfortunately, the public viewing of the Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives ended on January 1, 2013, but there are programs scheduled for the rest of the year. In addition, PBS premiered the three-part documentaryThe Abolitionists on January .”

West Virginia’s Division of Culture and History put together a useful website featuring sesquicentennial events is worth checking out.

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