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Dangerfield, 44, Laborer, Husband, Father. 18x24, aerosol on wood, 2018. -- On this day in 1859, the raid on Harpers Ferry began. Let us take a moment to consider the men and women that supported John Brown's vision and mission. Dangerfield's story in particular demands attention, much like his fellows. And that is the genesis of my artist-in-residency project at @harpersferrynps. I hope that people find some beauty in these images, but much more importantly: I hope you are moved to learn who these people were, how they lived, and what they died for. -- #artistinresidence #residency #artshow #artopening #history #art #artist #painting #portraiture #americanhistory #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #abolitionist #johnbrown #stencil #stencilism #stencils #arts #artistlife #stencilart #spraypaint #findyourpark #nps #nationalpark #abolitionism #hifructose #juxtapoz #blackhistory #contemporaryart #abolition
The John Brown Wax Museum opened in 1963 and hasn’t changed one bit since. It tells the story of the famous abolitionist’s life with 87 life-size figures that are detailed, dusty and sometimes macabre. More about this excellent roadside stop over on the blog today ✨ . . . #johnbrown #wax #waxmuseum #johnbrownwaxmuseum #harpersferry #westvirginia #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #nps #roadtrip #roadtripusa #roadsideamerica #ipulledoverforthis #insearchofquirk
Osbourne, 29, Printer, Son. 18x24, aerosol on wood, 2018. — Many thanks to everyone who came to the preview last weekend! Come by this coming weekend, 11-4 both days, for the full reveal of the Invisibles: portraits of the 24 men and women who directly supported John Brown’s 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry to wage war against slavery in the United States. — #artistinresidence #residency #artshow #artopening #history #art #artist #painting #portraiture #americanhistory #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #abolitionist #johnbrown #stencil #stencilism #stencils #arts #artistlife #stencilart #spraypaint #findyourpark #nps #nationalpark #abolitionism #hifructose #juxtapoz #artsy #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist
I was thinking the other day about the juxtaposition of this cannon on Camp Hill, which was used in the Civil War, with Curtis Freewill Baptist Church in the background ... A chapel for the students of Storer College ... Made possible by the solemn sacrifices of those who fought for the abolition of slavery and the Union cause. #storercollege #harpersferrynps #harpersferrynationalpark #blackhistory #historicchurch #harpersferrywv #americancivilwar #freedom
Today we are back at it, with two new portraits by October Artist in Residence Peter Cizmadia (@the_far_country ). Depicted here is Martha Brown. Peter has chosen to include female supporters as well as the traditionally represented male raiders of John Brown’s cause. Come visit us from 11:00am to 4:00pm in the tents on Arsenal Square in lower town. -sz (NPS Photo, Zurbuch; Artwork by Peter Cizmadia) #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryNPS #ArtistinResidence #MarthaBrown #JohnBrown #StencilArt
A few more from @harpersferrynps . .. . 1. Split-rail fence at School House Ridge South, stop four on self guided battlefield driving tour 📷 2. Ranger James on my @nikonusa camera, helping me find some of the best shots in Lower Town 📱 3. Cannons in the afternoon sunlight at Bolivar Heights, stop one on the self guided battlefield driving tour 📷 4. Ranger James in front of/in the barrel of a cannon at Bolivar Heights 📱 5. Ranger James on the split-rail fence at School House Ridge North, stop three on the self guided battlefield driving tour 📱 6. Old train lanterns as seen at the Toy Train Museum in Harper’s Ferry, an absolute must stop if you have a few extra minutes and $2 to spare 📱 . .. . .. ... .. . #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #nps #nps102 #findyourpark #ourwild #findmeoutside #usinterior #goparks #awakethesoul #keepitwild #church #mypubliclands #nationalparklife #neverstopexploring #americasbestidea #legoranger #womenwhoexplore #optoutside #legoparkranger #naturephotography #landscapephotography #photography #nikonphotography #nikon #nikond3300 #natgeoyourshot #iphonephotography #civilwarhistory #thelifeandtimesofrangerjames
Come out this weekend to see what our Artist in Residence has been hard at work on! Come meet him & take in his series ‘The Invisibles’, depicting John Brown’s Raiders & Supporters using color theory to depict individual motives. Catch him in the Information Center Saturday 10/13 & on Arsenal Square Sunday 10/14, from 11:00am-4:00pm both days. He’ll be back at it again on 10/20 & 10/21. /// Repost @the_far_country with @get_repost ・・・ (PLEASE READ!) At long last, I am deeply honored to announce my selection as the 2018 Artist-in-Residence at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, one of my favorite units of the @nationalparkservice ! I have long been moved by the layered history of Harpers Ferry, where American history repeatedly collides with tremendous impacts on our nation. Coupled with the wonderful natural beauty of the region, I have long found inspiration here. I could not be happier to represent the park as the artist-in-residence. I will be presenting “Invisibles,” a new body of work. In 1859, John Brown led 20 men to raid the arsenal at Harpers Ferry to strike a blow against slavery. Who were the men, and women, who supported his vision? What drove them to dedicate their lives to abolition? What can we learn from them in our world today? Each of these individuals, for their own reasons, put their lives on the line to strike a blow against slavery. Each of them paid a heavy price. Watch this space, as well as @harpersferrynps for updates. I will hope to see you there! (Art & Post, P. Cizmadia) -sz -- #artistinresidence #NPSVolunteer #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #abolitionist #johnbrown #GoToWV
#DB2 wrote me a message on his new cypher code device. Fun little souvenir from #harpersferrynps that you can use to send code messages just like they did during the Civil War.
(PLEASE READ!) At long last, I am deeply honored to announce my selection as the 2018 Artist-in-Residence at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, one of my favorite units of the @nationalparkservice ! I have long been moved by the layered history of Harpers Ferry, where American history repeatedly collides with tremendous impacts on our nation. Coupled with the wonderful natural beauty of the region, I have long found inspiration here. I could not be happier to represent the park as the artist-in-residence. I will be presenting “Invisibles,” a new body of work. In 1859, John Brown led 20 men to raid the arsenal at Harpers Ferry to strike a blow against slavery. Who were the men, and women, who supported his vision? What drove them to dedicate their lives to abolition? What can we learn from them in our world today? Each of these individuals, for their own reasons, put their lives on the line to strike a blow against slavery. Each of them paid a heavy price. Watch this space, as well as @harpersferrynps for updates. I will hope to see you there! -- #artistinresidence #residency #artshow #artopening #history #art #artist #painting #portraiture #americanhistory #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #abolitionist #johnbrown #stencil #stencilism #stencils #arts #artistlife #stencilart #spraypaint #findyourpark #nps #nationalpark #abolitionism #hifructose #juxtapoz #arte #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist
One of my favorite “local” areas in the DMV to go shooting is Harpers Ferry. It’s a town that is rich in history, has beautiful scenery, not to mention the fact that it’s the home of the Appalachian Trail HQ. And if you take some time to explore the area you can find little gems like this amazing stone gateway. How awesome is that?
We live in a magical place where beauty is found even on the gloomiest mornings. #historicchurch #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #harpersferrynationalpark #jcwv #gotowv #appalachiantrail #wondergrams
Just a few shots from our trip to @harpersferrynps . .. . 1. Ruins of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lower Town 2. View from St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Lower Town 3. Clouds and an awesome tree at Murphy-Chambers Farm 4. Tall grass, an open field, and way in the distance cannons at Murphy-Chambers Farm 5. Tower of the Armory’s fire enginehouse with the mist covered mountains in the background in Lower Town 6. Sunset on the Potomac, just in front of our tent . .. . .. ... .. . #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkgeek #nps #nps102 #nationalparklife #americasbestidea #optouside #adventureculture #hiketheat #at14challenge #awakethesoul #wildernessculture #getoutside #liveyouradventure #ourwild #neverstopexploring #church #natgeoyourshot #keepitwild #findmeoutside #awakethesoul #ourcamplife #nikon #naturephotography #nikonphotography
“This scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic” 🍃 - Thomas Jefferson, 1783.
What a beautiful (and warm) October day in Harpers Ferry! Several people were out and about and many attended today’s 2pm ranger guided program in Lower Town. . What is your favorite thing to do in Harpers Ferry in October? . [Image description: a large group of people seated and standing near the John Brown Fort brick building, while a ranger speaks to them] . (NPS Photo/Cook) -ahc . #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #rangerspointingatthings #findyourpark
Harpers Ferry, WV 📍 If you’re ever in the DC area and have a bit of time and want an adventure, this is a great spot. Intertwined with the history of our country, this little river town is a cute spot for history to come alive. Quaint shops, historical exhibits, ice cold vintage beverages and walking trails are a pretty good way to spend an early fall day #harpersferrynps
When the 2 roads merge into 1 🛤️ Shot using the new @polarpro NDPL filters. #smxmavic #mavicpro2 #fromwhereidrone #thebmorecreatives #almostheaven #harpersferrynps
📍 Shenandoah & Potomac
John King turns off the lights and closes shop for the day at the Dry Goods General Merchandise Store Museum, located within Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. Whether military, civil rights or issues that have divided our nation, John has shared his passion for American history with thousands of visitors from all 50 states and people from 6 continents. After 38 years, John is retiring this Christmas and a legacy of historical knowledge and storytelling will be soon be lost. Although he plans to volunteer part-time, I appreciate John’s stories of America, that tell us about ourselves as a people and the lofty ideals, selfless and humanitarian standards we still need to hold ourselves personally accountable to everyday. #harpersferrynationalhistoricalpark #harpersferry #harpersferrynps #harpersferry #legacy #closingtime #historicpark #storytelling #storyteller #historian #civilwar #americana #streetportrait #peopleoverplaces #westvirginia #johanstalkshow #songsaboutyou
Congratulations to all of the participants and thanks to the volunteer event organizers and supporters for the Tenth Annual @freedomsrunwv ! This event “For Health and Heritage” helps provide funding for local projects and programs to support healthy lifestyles. -sz (NPS Photos, Zurbuch) | Photo descriptions: Lead marathon runner approaches lower town water station on Shenandoah Street as volunteer offers water./ Volunteers gather at lower town water station./ Volunteers offer marathon runners refreshments. #HarpersFerry #HarpersFerryNPS #FreedomsRun #FreedomsRun2018
I went on a hike! I climbed lots of rocks and stalked lots of squirrels. (Hey everybody... come see how cute I look!) #harpersferry #westvirginia
We wanted to pass along this photo update to hikers and bicyclists, and we also wanted to give a shout out to the staff at Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park for the quick repair of the towpath across from Harpers Ferry! . Also a big thanks to our Park Watch volunteers who send us photos like this to update staff and others on conditions in the park! . (NPS Photo/Volunteer D. Cahan, taken on 10/2/18) ~ahc . #harpersferrynps #chesapeakeandohiocanal #hiking #biking #towpath #kudos
Fort McHenry Guard Fife and Drum Corps brings War of 1812 Fife and Drum @harpersferrynps #fortmchenrynps #findyourtrail #trails50 #harpersferrynps
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Private Post sporting his 1801 #HarpersFerry #musket and Private Owens with his 1803 Harper’s Ferry rifle being mustered out of Captain Humphreys Company of Volunteers in September 1814 at @harpersferrynps. #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #warof1812 #livinghistory #westvirginia
(The rock next to) Jefferson Rock featuring Shorty.
1812 Militia Muster #fortmchenrynps #harpersferrynps
The photo of the river I posted yesterday morning from Lower Town was kind of gloomy, but within the hour the view in the other direction was glorious -- not a cloud in the sky. See the #moon upper right? #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynationalpark #jcwv #lovehistory #nationalpark #wvliving #almostheaven #gotowv #westvirginia #appalachiantrail
The way up, featuring my dad!
A misty morning.
UPDATE! Found!!!! New record! 3 minutes after post @battlegroundsbakery snack time! Bolo #harpersferry #harpersferrynationalpark #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps these special old guys got out by accident during lawn service. #clever they belong to 400 Fillmore super friendly PLEASE CALL ME OR GET THEM THERE IF POSSIBLE! One is on meds both are advanced age. Kids are searching. 301-742-9681 I’ll come get if you have them. I’m nearby too.
We were rewarded with this view at our picnic breakfast today at The Point. The river is running high and fast. Again. The bridge is closed to foot traffic today. 😔 And such a gorgeous time for hiking. #fog #foggymorning #potomacriver #floodstage #harperferrywv #harpersferrynationalpark #harpersferrynps #experienceharpersferry #appalachiantrail #candocanaltrail #trainbridge
Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing Welcome to our Page!!! For Direct Message Adventure Time photos Just send @nationalparkilove to be featured. Thank you so much. Do not forget tag your Family, Friend Who love Backpack Nation. #hiking #camping #outdoornation #vanlife #fishing #nationalpark #nationalparks #backpacklife #backpackthings #iloveoutdoor #outdoorworld #ilovenature #outdoorgram #nationalparkgram #iloveoutdoor #iheartnature @nationalparkgeek Intersections of time and nature at Harpers Ferry. •••••• Many thanks to our friend Amy @snugglefestival for showing off the beauty and thanks for making it to last weekend's meet up hike in Santa Monica Mountains NRA. ・・・ Fall foliage hike up the Maryland Heights Trail looking over historic #harpersferrynps #harpersferry #marylandheights #vegetarianathlete -------- #nationalparkgeek
St. Peter’s Catholic Church , Harpers Ferry West Virginia
Checking out historic little towns is a favorite daytrip -- browsing the shops and exploring the old town America aspect of it. An ice cream parlor or two and a diner or quaint cafe helps. Having some national history attached to it is icing on the cake. Harpers Ferry is quaint, historic, and has both ice cream parlors and some tasty cafes to check out, along with some art boutiques, an historic candy shop, and a variety of touristy Civil War flavored type places. http://www.midatlanticdaytrips.com/2013/11/harpers-ferry-stepping-back-in-history.html #midatlanticdaytripsblog #daytrips #daytripping #daytripper #instablog #instatravel #instaphoto #septemberdaytrips #midatlanticdaytrips #historicbuilding #historicalplaces #civilwarhistory #ruins #americanhistory #civilwartravel #quainttown #harpersferrynps #harpersferry #almostheaven #westvirginia #neverstopexploring
It's like a painting! #harpersferry #harpersferrynps
Maryland heights hike , overlooking Harpers Ferry West Virginia
It’s a cloudy yet beautiful day in Harpers Ferry! History, hiking, and much more await you here. So stop by for a visit today! . (NPS Photo/Cook) -ahc . #harpersferrynps #harpersferrywv #findyourpark
#hitthetrailtuesday Hiked to Maryland heights to take in the view of the over full Potomac + Shenandoah Rivers before Florence visits this weekend. #toomuchrain #harpersferrynps #wejustwanttoplayoutside
Low clouds in the forest of the Maryland Heights trail.
The desire to travel and explore has been so strong lately. I have never really done well working the traditional 9-5, constantly looking for something to occupy my mind. Its why I enjoy photography so much. Always something new to see and it can take you to all new places. . . . . #canon #photooftheday #canonphotography #canon6d #travelbug #traveller #travellersnotebook #traintracks #westvirginia #explorewestvirginia #harpersferrynps #railroad #canon 📷 #travelgram #exploremore
Looking at some @OpenParks photos, we found these cool images labeled "Fire Fighting School" taken in Harpers Ferry. So for our contribution to #ArchivesBackToSchool , we feature these 1958 photos showing park staff and others learning fire fighting skills! . #ArchivesHashtagParty #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #firefighting #flashbackfriday . (Photo Information - digital identifiers: HAFE-1359_NHF1485; HAFE-1359_NHF1190; HAFE-1359_NHF1484; HAFE-1359_NHF1192)
#ArchivesBackToSchool wouldn’t be complete without photos from Storer College! The details in these photos of the science classrooms are amazing - especially the specimen collections! We invite you to learn more about a Storer science teacher, Dr. Madison Briscoe - there is a chapter about him in one of our recent publications, “To Emancipate the Mind and Soul”: Storer College, 1867-1955. . [Image Information: “Science Classroom, Storer College, Harpers Ferry, W. Va.;” West Virginia & Regional History Center] . #ArchivesHashtagParty #StorerCollege #harpersferrywv #harpersferrynps #findyourpark #nps
C and O canal #maryland #harpersferrynps
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