Homegrown Heroes: Pennsylvania Communities in the Civil War. A Commonwealth Speakers Program.
Heroes don't always wear uniforms. Actor-storyteller Steven Anderson shares remarkable true stories of the Civil War as experienced by civilians who found themselves in harm's way. How did people just like you react when their neighborhood became a battleground? How did the ideas and concerns that matter to you play out in Gettysburg, along the Underground Railroad and throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania? You might even hear Civil War stories that are rooted right in your own backyard. This classic American storytelling is performed in 19th century garb and invites audience participation and the use of the imagination.
Sponsoring Organization: Harrisburg Area Community College - McCormick Library and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Commonwealth Speakers is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.