February 12, 2014
Here is something for all those snow-bound folks anxious for spring to begin. We will be holding two Work Days this spring, and are confident that the snow will be gone by these dates. After the winter we’ve had here, there should be a lot of cabin-feverish people anxious to get out and spend some time working.
March 22 – We will hold a Work Day to help clear brush and clean up junk from the Kennedy Farm, the site where John Brown planned his raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. The farm is privately owned by a family who have spent a huge amount of money & time to preserve this historic site. They purchased last year about 17 acre adjoining acres that were neglected for several years. This property includes the former Black Elks club where many legendary rhythm & blues artists performed in the 1950’s and early 60’s. The farm is located at 2406 Chestnut Grove Road near Sharpsburg. See www.johnbrown.org for directions. The owner will be on hand, and if you have never seen the restored farmhouse, you should attend.
April 12 – Our annual Spring Work Day at Antietam will take place this day, and at this time it is undecided what we will be doing. As usual we will meet in the Visitor’s Center and carpool to where we will be working. More details will be posted later.
For both events we will begin at 9:00 a.m. and please dress for the weather, (We will cancel for heavy rain, and don’t even think about snow!) bring gloves, water, and anything else you’ll need for being outdoors. We usually work until about noon or 1 p.m.