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Historic homes and walking tour to feature Civil War properties this Sunday

By Staff | Oct 12, 2011

Muncy’s only Quaker stone house, built in 1820, will be one of the homes on tour this Sunday.

MUNCY – This year the historic homes and walking tour sponsored by the Muncy Historical Society will feature Civil War Era properties that have stories to tell plus a special exhibit at the museum! The event will be held on Sunday, October 16 from noon to 4:30 p.m.

For the one-day annual homes tour, guests will walk through Muncy’s historic district where period costumed reenactors will share their stories of life on the homefront, in camp and on the battlefield. On the public library steps, guests will have the opportunity to hear a Quaker’s position on slavery and experience the crowd’s fervor which led to Muncy’s “Abolition Riot of the 1840s.”

The historic homes and churches, for touring and sidewalk conversations, will be selected based on the “story they have to tell” i.e. Captain Peterman’s (killed at Chancellorsville), Rissel’s pre- and post-Civil War homes (legacy in letters’ home), John Bowman’s (brother-in-law to Lt. Col. John Musser, killed at Wilderness), Mary Jane Levan’s (her tireless efforts raised the funds to erect the C. W. Monument), etc. In addition to refreshments at the museum, tour guests will view a special Civil War era display with exhibited memorabilia on loan from private collections. Admission $12; $10 advance.