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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

If you think the legacy of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (WV) begins and ends with John Brown's famous 1859 raid, think again. Nineteenth-century developments in the production of firearms pioneered at Harpers Ferry powered the American industrial revolution and armed Civil War soldiers with the deadliest weapons the world had ever seen. In 1862, Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson captured over 12,000 Union soldiers defending the town--one of the single largest capitulations of American military forces in the nation's history. And in August 1906, W.E.B. Du Bois convened the second meeting of the Niagara Movement at Harpers Ferry and helped give birth to the modern Civil Rights movement in the United States.

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Saving a Piece of History at Harpers Ferry

HarpersFerry-SteveHeapToday, NPCA and our partners announced an exciting milestone at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. We helped purchase four acres of private land significant to the park’s Civil War and civil rights history so that these parcels can be incorporated into the national park and preserved forever. Protecting this modest acreage from […]

Commitment to Mission in Action: NPCA Volunteers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

HAFE2-team-fMany people seem surprised when they find out that, as an NPCA employee, a typical day on the job does not include hiking around in the parks we work so hard to protect. Like many of my coworkers, I spend 99 percent of my time at work behind a desk. Fortunately, a group of NPCA […]
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January 20, 2012

Harper's Ferry is one of my favorite places to visit. The Park Rangers are particularly knowledgeable

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