Saturday, July 14, 2007

Period Costumes

Harper's Ferry is a National Park. These two young girls work for the United States Park Service. They get paid money, a salary, to dress up in clothing worn by adults in this town in the late 1800's. They teach tourists about life there over 100 years ago. There were many young Park Service employees in Harper's Ferry who were dressed up in clothes of long ago. They also perform different tasks to show visitors what it was like to live and work in a small town on the river in West Virginia before electricity and other modern inventions. Many national parks "re-inact" what life was like during American's past so the public, you and I, can see "living history." It's such a fun way to learn. I felt like I opened a history book and the characters popped out and performed a play just for me!! And best of all, I got to ask questions of them afterwards!! You remember, I love to talk!!

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