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150th Anniversary of Civil War Remembered Through 'Homegrown Heroes'

Actor/storyteller Steven Anderson will—at the Peters Township Public Library—share true stories of the Civil War as experienced by civilians who found themselves in harm’s way,

As part of the state-wide commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Peters Township Public Library and Pennsylvania Humanities Council will host “Homegrown Heroes: Pennsylvania Communities in the Civil War” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

Actor/storyteller Steven Anderson will share true stories of the Civil War as experienced by civilians who found themselves in harm’s way.

How did people 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 imagination as those in attendance will learn than heroes don’t always wear uniforms.

Anderson is a professional actor and storyteller with more than 20 years of performance experience. His credits include more than 100 stage plays, 10 years with the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire and five years as a certified living-history interpreter with the Pennsylvania Past Players.

When he’s not performing live, he narrates audiobooks, writes and produces online videos—and explores Pennsylvania history. 

Anderson is also an experienced playwright and a former college professor.

This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Interested? Register in advance to attend this free event by emailing programs@ptlibrary.org, at the library circulation desk, or by calling 724-941-9430.

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