Civil War Reenactor To Speak

February 05, 2002 at 8:46 PM

       Randy Bartley of Brookville, an American Civil War reenactor, will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, Feb. 21, meeting of the DuBois Area Historical Society. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. In the E.D. Reitz Museum, West Long Ave., DuBois. It is free and open to the public.

       Bartley has been active in Civil War reenacting for 14 years, portraying a member of the 2nd Regiment of the U.S. Sharpshooters. Besides participating at many Civil War encampments and reenactments each year he also works in the Volunteers In Parks program of the National Park Service as an interpreter. Bartley and many other reenactors recently served as extras for the upcoming movie “Gods and Generals.”

        Bartley will explain how he became involved in Civil War reenactment. He is also bringing uniforms and other equipment used by Civil War reenactors.

        Jennifer Herrin from the Wilcox Winery presented a history of that business at the Society’s last program on 2001.

        DuBois Area Historical Society membership dues for 2002 are currently being accepted.  Dues are single adult, $10; family $15; student up to 18, $2; student 18 and over, $5; and senior  $5. Make checks payable to the DuBois Area Historical Society and mailed to DuBois Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 401, DuBois, PA 15801.

        The Society is still accepting donations for the installation of the final roof at the museum. An anonymous donor has offered to match donations of up to $3,000 for the replacement of the roof. Donations for this project may be sent to the DuBois Area Historical Society, P. O. Box 401, DuBois, PA 15801. All donations to the Society are tax deductible.

         Upcoming programs for 2002 are:   March 21 - Sarah Rishel, “Job Shadowing in Colonial Williamsburg,” 7:30 p.m. April 18 - Laura Yohe, “Big Run Militia,” 7:30 p.m. May 23 - Galen Kilmer, “DuBois Area High School Local History Projects,” 7:30 p.m.

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