March 10, 2016

Reenactors, Union and Confederate Soldier Encampments and Guided Tours Bring Poolesville History to Life


The history of Poolesville will come alive with the first Poolesville in History Day on Saturday, May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will offer a journey through the history time line of Poolesville. The celebration will take place throughout town in the Whalen Commons.

Reenactors will include John Poole Jr., the founder of Poolseville, tribe members from the

Piscataway-Conoy native American Indian tribe which inhabited the area near the mouth of the Monocacy and Professor Thaddeus Lowe, the father of American Aeronautical Corp.

Throughout the day, Confederate and Union encampments will be located in the park with historical lectures, enactments and historical interpreters in period dress. Entertainment will include performances by Doug Jimerson and the Washington Revel's Jubilee Voices. Other displays will include presentations by Rangers from the Battle of Balls Bluff National Park Service, representatives from the Sugarload Ethnic Project, and the African American heritage in Poolesville.

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