West Overton Village Plans Civil War Events for September

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battle-of-gettysburg-5West Overton Village & Museums is commemorating the Civil War in a big way this September. Starting on Saturday, September 6 with a reception to celebrate the opening of the Heinz History Center Pennsylvania’s Civil War at West Overton, the month is packed with events and activities for people of a variety of ages and interests.

“We look forward to hosting the exhibit and the variety of activities that we will be offering this September. We are especially excited to offer Pennsylvania’s Civil War exhibit. The exhibit highlights important conflicts such as the Battle of Gettysburg and the impact Western Pennsylvanians had on the war both on the battlefield and on the home front,” said Jessica Kadie-Barclay, managing director, West Overton Village & Museums.

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Wednesdays at West Overton – August 27

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Guglielmo_Botter06On Wednesday, August 27, 6-8 p.m., West Overton Village & Museums will celebrate the works of Italian artist Guglielmo Botter.

Botter was born and raised in Italy. An artist and architect, he is known in Italy and Pittsburgh for his ink drawings of the city. He started using the ink pen at age 6 and continues today.

“In the last couple of years, I have spent summers in Pittsburgh with my family. It is my goal to move from Italy. My mother was a Pittsburgher and artist in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Then she came to Italy and married my father,” said Botter.

It was during the summer of 2012, Botter decided to fly to Pittsburgh with his family to understand the way of life in the United States. It was Botter’s desire to visit his mother’s family and familiar places...

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Learn to Make Herb Vinegars – August 26

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VinegarPresented by Audra Shenk
2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.
$10 per person
To register, call 724-887-7910

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Tai Chi Starts Tuesday, August 5

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Tai chiTai Chi is a series of gentle, graceful movements linked in a continuous smooth-flowing sequence.

Tai Chi is an ideal part of an overall health program by: reducing stress,  gently building strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and coordination.  Tai Chi favorably impacts the health of the heart, bones, nerves, muscles, immune system, and the mind.

Join us and give it a try at the West Overton Village Museum

Instructor: Ernie Wensel

Classes: start Aug 5, 2014  every Tuesday     Time: 9:30 am to 10:30am

Cost: $5.00/per class:  Donation to Museum


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West Overton Plans Day Trip to Antietam National Battlefield

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Antietam_National_Battlefield991Back by popular demand – another day trip sponsored by West Overton Village & Museums! This time the trip is on Tuesday, August 12 to Antietam National Battlefield.

The historic Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. The twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862 resulted in 23,000 soldiers that were killed, wounded or missing.

“This trip is kind of a kick-off of our September commemoration of the Civil War at West Overton. We have an exhibit coming from the Heinz History Center, reenactment encampments, a Civil War round table discussion and more...

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