Civil War Day at York Emporium!
The York Emporium book store on West Market Street in York announced their first Civil War special event – an all day event on Saturday, September 22. The FREE day will feature historical lectures and demonstrations on various aspects of the Civil War. The public is invited and welcome!
Speakers will include Heather Heal, who will speak on Federal cavalry actions in and around York; Mrs. & Mrs. Joseph Posinski who portray Major General J.E.B. Stuart, CSA, who will speak on Stuart’s activities immediately prior to the battle of Gettysburg; David Turner, York resident and specialist on stereoscopic photography who will speak on that subject as it pertains to the war and who will be projecting a series of original Civil War images in 3D (we’ll need to don special glasses to watch the show); at 11 a.m., Scott Mingus will be telling humorous stories from the occupation of York by the Confederate army, and George Anthony, who uses mid-19th Century technology (wet plates and such) for photography, who will demonstrate the process and speak. A couple of reenactor groups have also been invited to attend.
Author Scott Mingus will be signing copies of Human Interest Stories from the Gettysburg Campaign and Human Interest Stories from Antietam.