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John Brown Wax Museum

April 2012 Art Walk participant, the John Brown Wax Museum, is offering a special.

This November is 2 for the Price of 1 Days at the John Brown Wax Museum!

Download From the Following Coupon Link:


Print and Bring it With You to the Museum Between Nov. 1 – Nov. 30
Details on the coupon!


Harpers Ferry Historic Town Foundation*

On November 9, 2012 at 7 pm, there will be an annual business meeting. Foundation Members and interested parties are all invited to attend.The meeting is open to the public. Please contact the Foundation for further information.

Art Show and Sale – Potomac River Artists Guild**

Gadgets, Guns and Gears artist, Sue Parker, will be exhibiting at this event being held from November 9 – 12, 2012. For further information, click here.


Harpers Ferry Civil War Roundtable**

DATE:               Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
TIME:               Dinner 7:00 PM; Program 8:00
PLACE:             Camp Hill Methodist Church, Harpers Ferry, WV
SPEAKER:        James Rosebrock
SUBJECT:         From West Point to Antietam

The Speaker:  James Rosebrock was born in Buffalo, New York. He received his  undergraduate history degree from Niagara University in 1976 and was commissioned in  the U.S. Army after graduation.  While on active duty, he served in the United States  and Germany. Among his assignments was command of a company in the 82nd  Airborne Division.  He is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College,  and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.  He is a National Park Service certified Antietam Battlefield Guide and  has been chief of the guide service since 2011.

The Subject: This is the story of the 205 West Point graduates who served in the  Union and Confederate armies during the Maryland Campaign. The Civil War is the only  one in history where the major antagonists were students together at West Point. They  run from Joseph Mansfield, a graduate of the Class of 1822, who was mortally wounded at Antietam, to young Peter Hains of the Class of 1861, who commanded an  artillery battery at the Middle Bridge and would go on to serve well into the  20th century, finally retiring at the close of the first World War.

The Meal:  A family-style meal will be served at 7:00 PM prior to the program. The  cost of the meal is $15.00 per person. Reservations for the meal must be phoned in no  later than Sunday, November 11th, to Kyle Wichtendahl at 301-639-8855, or you can  email him at   kfwichtendahl@gmail.com. The meal will consist of: Sliced Roast Pork,  Mashed Potatoes, Gravy,Sauerkraut, Iced Tea, Coffee, Rolls, Butter, & Dessert

The Old Opera House Annual Auction and Dinner

Steam at Harper’s Ferry has a special place in its heart for theater. We donated a woodblock print entitled “Silhouette of a Girl” – so please bid on it!

Going Once, Going Twice– SOLD

What:     The Old Opera House’s Annual Auction and Dinner
When:     Saturday evening, November 17, 2012,starti ng at 5:30 pm – dinner at 7:00 pm
Where:     Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Shepherdstown The Old Opera House built in 1911 is located in Charles Town and is West Virginia’s oldest theatre and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Every autumn the Old Opera House hosts the Annual Auction which provides a significant portion of our operating revenue.  Funds from this effort help to defray the cost of royalties, costumes, sets and otherexpenses associated with mounting stage productions, as well as the cost of maintaining the 1911 historic opera house. This year the Annual Autumn Auction and Dinner is being held on Saturday evening, November 17.

This annual event is the ideal way to kick off the holiday season and to support the work of the Old Opera House.If you are looking for a special gift, want to finish or start your holiday shopping, or just love a great bargain, this auction is theplace to be. Fine arts, antiques, gift certificates, collectibles, furniture, and a variety of other items will be available. Tickets are only $45.00 per person for an evening that includes a  delicious buffet dinner, cash bar and loads of fun.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be purchased through the Old Opera House box-office at (304) 725-4420 or from any OOH Board member listed on the OOH website http://www.oldoperahouse.org

Don’t hesitate … get your tickets now!

We are currently accepting donations of goods and/or services for the silent or live auction and there are still sponsorship opportunities available.

If you happen to be moving or know someonewho is moving, this can be the perfect time to donate. For more information,please do not hesitate to contact Steven Brewer at the Old Opera House officeat (304) 725-4420 or Ray Bolyard at (304) 728-7418.

*Courtesy of Harpers Ferry Historic Town Foundation
* *Courtesy of Curt Mason, Jefferson County Historical Society

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I attended the Arts and Humanities Alliance (Aha!) annual meeting last Monday and met some great new people as well as visited with folks I’ve known over the years. Aha!’s newly elected president, Debbie Piscitelli, passed this information on to me a few days ago for distribution.

The artists cooperative in Charles Town is looking for African-American artists interested in displaying work in the space as part of the the Jefferson County African-American Culture & Heritage Festival which is held every year in August. The parade is definitely worth attending and I think this African-American art component is a nice touch. Please get in touch with Gary Bergel (garybergel@gmail.com 703/901-3331).

Just the messenger!

Here is the notice I received:

Local Group Seeks Art Works for August Exhibit
To Tie In With African-American Festival

The artists cooperative located in Charles Town wants to mount a display of work by local African-American artists during August. The Washington Street Artists Co-operative was founded last year to promote art by and for the Eastern Panhandle area.  The co-op includes a variety of art including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, wood, glass, textiles and more.

Artists interested in participating in the August exhibit would submit gallery-ready samples of their work for review by a committee of artists who will choose items for the show. The ultimate goal of the exhibit is to identify artists in the region who may want to join the co-op as members who have not heard about the co-op or been into the gallery.

The co-operative, located in the Visitors Center on North George Street across from the courthouse, has 30 local artists as members. The August exhibit will run for three weeks, and can include up to 20 new artists. The co-op will publicize the exhibit and hold an artists reception. It also would handle sales of art work in the special exhibit, taking a mutually-agreed-upon commission for the work.

If you want to learn more about the exhibit or if you want to submit your work, please contact Gary Bergel (garybergel@gmail.com 703/901-3331).  Work needs to be received for review by the co-op by Friday, July 13.  For more information about the co-op, see the website WStreetGallery.com or stop by 108 N. George Street in Charles Town.

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