Anna Maria Locke

Memorial Day scenes

 historic mansion
 craft fair
 ancient little chapel
 Union troops
Snow White-esque little chapel in the woods
 extremely loud cannon
Civil War reenactors

The cute little town of Boalsburg, PA is {one of the apparently several small towns that claim to be} the "birthplace" of Memorial Day. To celebrate the day, the town has an extensive festival complete with carnival, streets of art, craft, and food vendors, an antique car show, and of course Civil War reenactments. Living in the town next door, we had to check it out despite muggy temperatures in the 90's (I am so glad I was not stuck in a poofy wool 1860s period dress!!). It was a fun way to recognize and celebrate the holiday and a nice kick-off to summer, for it is definitely summer now in these parts.