Spectator Program:
McDowell Battlefield Heritage Day 2017:


Information for Spectators & the General Public:

Schedule of Events – McDowell Battlefield Days - 2017

Sat. May 6:


9:00 AM - Event opens to spectators / camps open for tours

9:00 AM - Guest Speaker at McDowell Presbyterian Church – Richard Armstrong, “The Battle of McDowell”

9:00 AM - 1:00PM - Military Camp Life and Living History Scenarios throughout town

10:00AM - Guest Speaker at McDowell Presbyterian Church – Lori Botkin, “1860s Women’s Clothing”

11:00AM - Guest Speaker at McDowell Presbyterian Church – Gregg Clemmer, “Old Allegheny: The Life and Wars of General Ed Johnson”

12:00PM - Guest Speaker at McDowell Presbyterian Church – Rev. Beth Pyles, “History of the McDowell Presbyterian Church”

1:00 PM - Troops begin to mobilize to battle

1:30PM - Gate opens to battle viewing area

2:00 PM - 3:00PM - Battle reenactment

3:00PM - 5:00PM - Military Camp Life and Living History Scenarios throughout town

3:30PM - Guest Speaker at McDowell Presbyterian Church – Lorraine White, “Highland’s African Americans through the Civil War”

4:00 PM - Federal Dress Parade

5:00 PM - Public event closes

All Day:

• Medical, military, and civilian life demonstrations at Highland County Museum

• Craft demonstrations at McDowell Presbyterian Church

Food Available at the McDowell Firehouse, McDowell Presbyterian Church, and local stores.

Cost: Admission to the spectator viewing area for the battle is $3 per person, children 12 and under free. Tickets will be on sale at the information table and at the viewing area entrance. Signs in place the day of the event.

Contact: Highland Historical Society highlandhist@mgwnet.com 540-396-4478