The 5th Annual Concert to benefit the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. will be held on September 18, 2009 at the Shepherdstown Train Station. Doors will open at 7:30PM and entertainment will begin at 8:00PM. Entertainment will be provided by the popular Frederick, MD based blues band "Hard Swimmin' Fish". A $10 donation at the door is requested. Free food and soft drinks will be available, as will adult beverages for a small donation.
This year's concert will feature an auction of Civil War related items. Auction items include: a limited edition print of "The Institute Will Be Heard From Today", signed by the renowned Civil War artist, Don Prechtel, estimated value: $150-$250:, a copy of The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, retail value: $70; a 3-hour "VIP" tour of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park for up to 10 people, estimated value: $200; a 3-hour tour of the Antietam Battlefield guided by historian Dr. Thomas Clemens for up to 4 people, estimated value:$100; and, a signed copy of Scott Faulkner's book "Naked Emperors", estimated value: $25.
In addition, the Loudon County-based Doukenie Winery has donated several items for auction. Included are two tickets to a barrel tasting event to be held on December 12, 2009, face value: $90; and, a private wine tasting for up to 12 people at the winery's Heritage Club Room, face value: $150.
The Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. (SBPA), organized in 2004, is a non-profit, Section 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to saving and preserving the site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown. SBPA has preserved 84 acres by way of conservation easements granted by members who own property on the site. For more information and to purchase the book entitled: Shepherdstown: Last Clash of the Antietam Campaign September 19 20, 1862 ; please visit www.battleofshepherdstown.org