Contact:

161 Mansion House Rd

P O Box 63

McDowell, VA 24458

540-396-4478


highlandhist@mgwnet.com


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The Highland County Museum at the Mansion House


Please contact highlandhist@highlandcountyhistory.com

with any concerns, errors, etc found on this site

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Battle of McDowell

reenactment!

information and registration here

Raffle

tickets $5, or 5 for $20


tickets to be sold at the Maple Festival, at the museum during open hours, at McDowell Days in May, and via PayPal if the purchaser includes a note with their phone number and return e-mail.

Drawing May 6th at 7 pm in McDowell; you do not need to be present to win.

All proceeds benefit the Highland Historical Society




First prize:


Bradley Schmehl’s

Reconnaissance At McDowell

(limited print, number 41 of 55)








Second prize:


1862 $100 Confederate bill

Schedule of Events

McDowell Battlefield Days - 2017


Saturday, May 6:


9:00 am - Event opens to spectators / camps open for tours


9:00 am - Guest Speaker at McDowell Presbyterian Church - Richard Armstrong,

                    The Battle of McDowell


9:00 am - 1:00PM - Military Camp Life and Living History Scenarios throughout

town


10:00 am - Guest Speaker at McDowell Presbyterian Church - Lori Botkin,

                    1860s Women’s Clothing


11:00 am - Guest Speaker at McDowell Presbyterian Church - Gregg Clemmer


12:00 pm - Guest Speaker at McDowell Presbyterian Church - Rev. Beth Pyles,

                    History of the McDowell Presbyterian Church


1:00 pm – Troops begin to mobilize to battle


1:30 pm – Gate opens to battle viewing area


2:00 pm – 3:00pm – Battle reenactment


3:30 pm  - Guest Speaker at McDowell Presbyterian Church - Lorraine White,

                Highland’s African Americans through the Civil War


4:00 pm – Federal Dress Parade


5:00 pm – Public event closes


All Day:

  1. Medial, military, and civilian life demonstrations at Highland County

Museum


  1. Craft demonstrations at McDowell Presbyterian Church


Food Available at the McDowell Firehouse, McDowell Presbyterian Church, and local stores.

Cost: Admission to the spectator viewing area for the battle is $2 per person. Tickets will be on sale at the Information Table and at the viewing area entrance



Sunday, May 7:


Park Ranger Jeff Driscoll, of the National Park Service, will be offering a free tour of the McDowell Battlefield from 1:30-3:30, beginning at the Museum.

A tour up Sitlington’s Hill may also be included.