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Colonel Crowther Foundation announces schedule for Colonel Crowther Day weekend

The Colonel Crowther Foundation has announced the schedule for Colonel Crowther Day weekend.
The event will take place on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 at Reservoir Park in Tyrone.
The Tyrone Borough Council has declared Saturday, August 4 to be Colonel Crowther Day in the borough. The Crowther family was one of the founding families of Tyrone. Colonel James Crowther was a councilman in those early years and was in office as the third Burgess of the young community when the civil war began. During that war he commanded the 110th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers until killed in action at Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863.
The Colonel Crowther Foundation is a civil war education organization. Its mission is to create a living heritage environment where preservation is enhanced by demonstration and education. This special weekend is dedicated to providing the public with a window into the past. Living historians will re-create many aspects of Camp Crossman, a camp of rendezvous and training that existed outside of Huntingdon in the fall of 1861. Then Captain James Crowther and the men who formed the Tyrone Cavalry were the first to arrive at this camp.
Additional information will follow that give specifics about the groups who will gather for the encampment. A special concert featuring outstanding local entertainers and a duo from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia will be held at the amphitheatre at Reservoir Park Saturday evening.
“An educational and entertaining weekend of activities is coming to Tyrone,” foundation President Bob Hileman, Jr. said. “We are very excited about the things that will happen and are sure people of all ages will find this to be a unique experience.”