Friends of Hopewell Furnace to Present ‘Boys of the Civil War'

Submitted ?Friends of Hopewell Furnace to Present ìBoys of the Civil War.î

Have you ever wondered about the children who fought and died in the Civil War? On Sunday, Aug. 10, author and historian J. Arthur Moore will unravel this mystery with histories of real boys who fought and died for their beliefs. Sponsored by the Friends of Hopewell Furnace, the free program will begin at 2 p.m. in the park’s Conference Center.

J. Arthur Moore is an educator with over 41 years of experience in public, private, and independent settings. He is also an amateur photographer and has illustrated his works with his own photographs. In addition to Journey into Darkness, Mr. Moore has written Summer of Two Worlds, On the Eve of Conflict, Up From Corinth, Across the Valley to Darkness, Toward the End of the Search, “Heir to Balmawr,” a drama for his fifth grade students, a number of short pieces, and short stories.

An official Civil War historic site, Hopewell Furnace ran 24 hours a day making pig iron for the railroads and Union weapons. The park has records of men, women and children working in the furnace contributing to the Home-front support.

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While at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site visitors are encouraged to go into the village, tour the buildings and learn about the Iron Making Industry and why Hopewell Furnace is important to our nation’s history. The park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located five miles south of Birdsboro, PA, off of Route 345. For more information stop by the park’s visitor center, call 610-582-8773, visit the park’s web site at www.nps.gov/hofu, or contact the park by e-mail at hofu_superintendent@nps.gov.

From Friends of Hopewell Furnace