Patriot Days 2008

My grandson and I enjoyed a morning out together visiting the encampments in back of the Bonham House, a part of the York County Heritage Trust. The mini-cannon is the perfect size for the little guy!

Today, June 28, marks the 145th anniversary of the “surrender” of York to Confederate Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early, Lee’s “bad old man.” York, Pennsylvania,¬†was the largest town north of the Mason-Dixon Line to fall to the Rebels. The last weekend of June marks York’s annual Patriot Days, which honors the town’s heritage from colonial days through World War II with reenactors, drama plays, Victorian dances, musical groups, panel discussions, and other events.

A group of reenactors stand in front of the Bonham House in downtown York. This period house was open to the public to view. Filled with 19th Century furnishings and decor, the home is among York’s finest restorations.

The Bonham House has a beautiful back yard. A Civil War musical group was presenting a free concert while my grandson and I enjoyed the pleasant surroundings. The encampment is in the backyard.

A lush setting for the reenactors!

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  1. 67impalalover

    Wow! Sounds like yuou had alot of fun, and that backyard is beautiful!

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