Dozens attended Saturday's Caring for Heritage, a celebration of local history helping area non profits raise funds for their organizations. Participants included The Lancaster Fencibles, Invalid Corp, Susquehanna Gateway Heritage, and Columbia Historic Preservation Society. The event at Columbia River Park included reenactors, demonstrations, sale items, exhibits, and refreshments.
A reencator showed this American(?) Flag he recently bought at Root's Market. Apparently, the 40-something number of stars represent our 40-something number of states, and the 44 stripes represent the original 44 colonies. Would anyone be upset if this "flag" were burned, since it's already a desecration?
Larry Hoover of Elizabethtown demonstrated bullet-making techniques.
An assistant lined up the finished products.
Bullets were made from 700-degree lead.
Tom Hambleton of Willow Street took over bullet-making duties.
A short clip of the demo.
Rifles used by Union infantry in the Civil War
Larry Hoover of Elizabethtown
Civil War-era belles, one with period sunglasses
Chris Vera, president of the Columbia Historic Preservation Society, gave a thumbs-up after another successful event.