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The Books, Boxcars, & Bayonets!

  • From: Aug 23, 2017 – Aug 30, 2017
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Venue: Steam Into History
  • 2 West Main Street
    New Freedom, PA 17349
  • Times: 10:00am to 11:00am
  • Admission: Event is free for those adults who are 50 and older.
  • Phone: (717) 942-2370

Steam Into History will create an atmosphere of cultural and entertainment consciousness for seniors this summer. Wednesdays from July 26 until August 30, at 10:00 am, our organization invites seniors to be part of Books, Boxcars, and Bayonets.   

We have created programing for seniors with thanks to York County Community Foundation's (YCCF) Hahn Home Embracing Aging grant, for interested people over 50. The Books, Boxcars, & Bayonets! series is presented for free. 

Come be a part of a learning opportunity, in a social atmosphere at Main Street Station. Take a peek into the past with friends and neighbors in York and Adams County.  Light snacks will be provided. 

Books, Boxcars, & Bayonets! schedule is as follows: 

July 26,  Jim McClure - Presidential Visits to York County  Jim McClure will take us back in time when presidents Abraham Lincoln, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge and Franklin D. Roosevelt visited York County and rode on the Northern Central Railway.    

August 2, Dr. Lawrence E. Keener- Farley - The Colors of The Blue And Grey  This presentation by  Dr. Lawrence E. Keener-Farley looks at the roles and designs of Union and Confederate flags during the Civil War and the remarkable stories of these banners and the men who followed them into battle.   

August 9, The Professor of Prestidigitation, Dr. Marc Charisse, Civil War Era Magic  Marc's show is about sharing his own enthusiasm for the creations of seeming impossibilities. This is an intergenerational ride on our locomotive with seniors, and juniors enjoying, only something Steam Into History would present, Civil War era magic.                                                                              

August 16, Scott Mingus - History of the Northern Central Railway during the Civil War  Scott Mingus, Sr. is an author, tour guide, multiple award-winning miniature wargamer, patented scientist, and history buff based near York, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Mingus will discuss the role of the railroad to the war effort and Confederate efforts to destroy its infrastructure.   

August 23, Robin Evick - The Life And Family Of Mary Todd Lincoln  Tag along while Robin Evick looks back at the most controversial woman in history...Mary Todd Lincoln.  This presentation by Robin Evick will cover Mary's life and family, to the mourning customs and attire during her trouble years after Lincoln's assassination. 

August 30, Hillary Hess - The Great Locomotive Chase  Ms. Hess is a member of the Steam Into History staff, a film historian, and a train and history enthusiast.  She will tell the story about Andrews Raid a.k.a. Great Locomotive Chase. 

  • Most of these presentations done in the gift shop. 
  • Presentation: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 
  • Refreshments and light fare served before and after presentation. 
  • Event is free for those adults who are 50 and older.

 

The Books, Boxcars, & Bayonets!
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  • Steam Into History
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Steam Into History will create an atmosphere of cultural and entertainment consciousness for seniors this summer. Wednesdays from July 26 until August 30, at 10:00 am, our organization invites seniors