March 27, 2017

Kernstown Random-osity

 The Good: There was a special event at Kernstown Battlefield Park in Winchester this weekend. It was a nice day and many folks were enjoying the living history. In the museum I found this mural depicting an 1862 illustration of the First Battle of Kernstown.
The Random: This fine Amish-built barn stands on the property.

The Fun: Dressing up in costumes is fun, and these re-enactors were having a good time.
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  1. Your post reminds me how different our relationship to historical events can be. Being a Westerner the Civil War is a less vivid event compared to folks in the East who can walk the battlefields near their towns. Sobering, isn't it.

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  2. I like your photos and the costumes of he reenacters. My friend who lives in Winchester was visiting me this weekend.

  3. What an interesting place to visit especially when there is a re-enactment taking place. Thanks for sharing Winchester with the MM crowd this week.

  4. Linda, this barn is like many that I've seen in Eastern Pa and further south, unlike barns in this area. Thanks for sharing, please stop back again.

  5. That barn is an excellent example of the Amish style. Great mural!

  6. That barn certainly is well built!

  7. That's a great looking barn & I love seeing people wearing period costumes.

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  8. The Amish certainly know how to build barns. I admire their teamwork!
    The history of the American Civil War is talked about a lot just now.
    The re-enactment is a good way for young people to learn about it too.


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