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Heritage Day Brubaker Park 2023

The Pathways Heritage Committee, Lancaster County, PA
October 21, 2023

Dave Culp & Rick Jacob Set Up

For the past three years the 69th has played a role in the annual Pathways Heritage Day in Lancaster County. A traditional old fashioned local event with blacksmiths; pie & cake stands; county auctions and large numbers of Rev War and Native American participants is always a fun event for the 69th members who attend. Traditionally our active members who live in central Pa (Harrisburg, Lancaster County and Reading areas) provide a Civil War flavor to the event.

Dave Ashcroft Explains Goals

This year Adjutant Don Ernsberger drove out Friday night to help Quarter Master Sergeant Dave Ashcroft set up camp to provide information services to the expected hundreds of visitors as well as sales of 69th shirts and books and music CD’s. In addition a “Cadet training program” has always been a popular element of our location. With the arrival Saturday AM of Rick & Ricky Jacobs and their traveling Civil War artifacts display as well as our long time comrade Dave Culp with his student training drill rifles the show was about to begin.

Student Drill

69th ladies Andrea Ashcroft and Michele Velas arrived to take on the task of selling shirts and answering questions from visitors. Despite a rainy Friday night the Saturday event was sunny and pleasant with record attendance. Hundreds of visitor roamed through the sea of tents and booths. Over 150 youngsters participated in “Cadet Training” and hundreds of visitors stopped by the information and sale tables.

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Upcoming Events


July 20
White Chimney Estates, Gap, PA

August 24
Gettysburg Encampment, Gettysburg, PA

September 14-15
Cold Spring Village Encampment, Cape May, NJ

September 21
Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA

October 12
Fall Festival & Civil War Weekend, Mullica Hill, NJ

October 19
Reenactment Battle, Cedar Creek, VA

October 26
Langhorne Harvest Day, Langhorne, PA

November 11
Veterans Day

November 15-16
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

Past Events


June 7-9
Annual Reenactment, Old Bedford, PA

May 27
Memorial Day Gravestones

May 18
Peter Wentz Drill, Lansdale, PA

April 27
Honoring William Meehan

April 6
Heckler Plantation, Harleysville, PA

March 10
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, Phila, PA


November 17-18
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 11
Veterans Day Gravestones

October 28
Langhorne Harvest Day

October 20-21
Heritage Day Brubaker Park

October 13-15
Mullica Hill “Living History”

September 8-10
Cold Spring Village Event

August 25-27
Gettysburg Encampment

July 21-22
White Chimney Estates Event

June 23-25
Gettysburg 160th Reenactment

June 10
Old Bedford Reenactment

May 29
Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade

May 27
Memorial Day Gravestones

May 20
Living History Day – New Hope, PA

March 25
School of the Soldier

March 12
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade


November 18-19
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 12
Lawnview Cemetery

October 29
Langhorne Harvest Day

October 8
Mullica Hill

September 9-11
Cold Spring Encampment & Skirmish

July 29-30
Gettysburg Encampment

July 15-16
Falling Waters Civil War Weekend

June 10-12
Fort Mifflin

May 30
Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade

May 21
Parkesburg Festival

April 29–30
Camp Geiger Reenactment

April 26
Old Cathedral Cemetery Gravestones

March 19
Band Performance Hatboro Pa

March 13
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

February 25-26
Daniel Boone Drill Camp


November 20
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 13
Lawnview Cemetery

October 30
Langhorne Harvest Day

October 22
Brad Upp Book Debut

October 16
Brubaker Park

September 24-26
Celtic Fest

September 11
Hay Creek

July 2-3
White Chimney’s

July 2-3
Museum Village

May 31
Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade

April 11
Holy Cross Cemetery


November 21
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 7
Mount Peace Cemetery

February 12
Lincoln Day Parade