Archive for November, 2013

From November 29, 2013 through February 2, 2014, Steam at Harper’s Ferry will be featuring popular artists including Eric Holstine’s “Celestial Escape” and “Melton the Mechanical Marvel,”; Leigh Anne Cassell’s “Steampunk Dr. Who,” Jason Edwards’s “Captain Tomorrow Gives Chase in His Red Balloon,” and Christopher Loggie’s “Steampunk Nutcracker,” as well as our most popular 3D images and Steampunk Advent Calendar.

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Knowledge and Wisdom

Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one,
Have oftimes no connexion. Knowledge dwells
In heads replete with thoughts of other men ;
Wisdom in minds attentive to their own,
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much ;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
Wisdom, unlike all else we seek on earth,
Is never sought in vain.

From “The Ladies’ Garland,” Vol. 3, No. 37, Harpers-Ferry, Virginia, October 21, 1826, published by John S. Gallaher, at the Office of the “Virginia Free Press.”

Original newspapers, including The Ladies’ Garland, are available for purchase at Steam at Harper’s Ferry

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There is a tunnel beneath a road near Harpers Ferry National Historical Park which runs from a heavily wooded residential property to a small pond. The tunnel drains standing water from the residential property to the pond and also serves several mammals as a path from the residence to the pond. Fox and groundhogs both use the tunnel at different times  of the year. Now is groundhog time. Spring was for foxes. According to a previous property owner, the groundhog and its family has been there for several generations. You might laugh, but there are certain woodland creatures which have not been found dead along that road or in the surrounding woods – and that includes groundhogs and foxes. Dead deer are in abundance, as are raccoons, and turtles.

What can explain the supernatural lifespan for foxes and groundhogs? Do they turn into zombies? Zombie groundhogs have not been found on the property.

Zombie GroundHog

So some humans have decided to block the holes dug by the supernatural creatures. They apparently are unaware of the powers with which these mammals are possessed. They don’t know with what creatures they mess.  A little gravel? Ha! They were displeased with one measly hole, wait till they find five hundred this year next!

You won’t find many woodland creatures in or around Steam at Harper’s Ferry, but you will find steampunk time machines, Steampunk Dr. Who and Lord Cthulhu …

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