Capon Bridge
Founders Day Festival
2019




 

Free Admission
Free Shuttle to Parking
Please No Pets or Fire Arms

 


 2019 Vendor Application

 
 
 

 

Friday, September 27, Saturday, September 28 and Sunday September 29, 2019

Open File
History Presentations
 
Saturday, September 28, 2019


11:00   Ashley Creek, Chickasaw Story Telling
12:30   Sheila Hansen, Shawnee Elder, History & Life of Native Communities
  2:00   Doug Riley as Stonewall Jackson
  3:00   Don Teter as Jed Hotchkiss, Jackson's map guru 
  3:15   Jim Morris, Stringed Instrument Making
  3:30   Dave Zaladonis, Flintlock Muzzleloader and the Frontier 
  4:00   Rob Wolford, The Subtlety of Sanborn: The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
 
Sunday, September 29, 2019
 
10:00   Divine Service in Stonewall Jackson tent
11:00   Don Teter as Jed Hotchkiss, Jackson's map guru
12:00   Jeanne Zaladonis, Frontier Music
 1:00    Doug Riley as Stonewall Jackson
 1:00    Ashley Creek, Native Chickasaw Story Telling
 2:00    Don Peterson, Native American Fish Traps in the Potomac River 
 3:00    Sheila Hansen, Shawnee Elder, History & Life of Native Communities
 
 
Saturday, September 28, 2019


11:00 Ashley Creek*

Ms. Creek is a Chickasaw native.  She works at the Shenandoah Discovery Museum in Winchester, VA, where she spends much of her time in the exhibit for the Eastern Woodlands called Moccasin Trail.  She oversees the information given on indigenous prople to be sure it is factual, appropriate, doesn't gloss over anything and meets learning standards.  Her stories are authentic glimpses of indigenous community life.




12:30  Sheila Hansen*


Ms. Hanson is a Shawnee Elder.  She describes herself as an activist when it comes to sacred places and people.  Her goal is to keep knowledge of native communities alive and connect with
all people so that those who trace their roots to native communities can gain knowledge.  She will share information about the life in native communities by facilitating discussion and activities that illuminate knowledge and history of native people. 
 
2:00  Doug Riley as Stonewall Jackson*

Born in Clarksburg, Jackson was an orphan who became one of the most revered names in military history. He is regarded by experts as a tactical genius and a relentless battlefield commander of unsurpassed ability. The men of the “Stonewall Brigade” were fiercely loyal to their leader. General Jackson was a devoutly religious man whose death by friendly fire was a crushing blow to Confederate hopes for ultimate victory.
 Lt. General Jackson's participation is sponsored by the History Alive! Program of the West Virginia Humanities Council
with additional financial assistance from the Office of the Secretary, West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts. 
 
3:00  Don Teter as Jed Hotchiss

Jed Hotchkiss re-enactor. Hotchkiss was a Civil War mapmaker, whose maps of the Shenandoah Valley from Harper's Ferry to Lexington for General Stonewall Jackson “are credited by many as a principal factor in … Jackson's victories in the Valley Campaign of 1862” (Jedediah Hotchkiss, Wikipedia, last modified 30 April 2018, accessed 13 September, 2018 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedediah_Hothkiss) 
 
Hotchkiss map used by General Jubal Early in the Valley Campaign of 1864.

3:15        Jim Morris*
 

After retiring from a government job in Wash., DC, Mr. Morris started playing guitar in various venues in the Metopolitan area. During this time he was also a crew member and sound man for the comedy troupe "The Capitol Steps". He and his wife moved to Hampshire Co. WV about 10 years ago. It was here that he was exposed to old time fiddle and banjo music. He researched the banjo and the banjo’s history in the United States including the many different methods and materials used in making them.  Now he makes a variety of other instruments, but focuses on the banjo.  He will discuss methods folks would have used in the making of stringed instruments in a pre-industrial situation using only what materials were at hand.
 
 
3:30 Dave Zaladonis*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Inspired by the Daniel Boone and Davy Crocket RV shows, Mr. Zaladonis
took an interest in 18th century flintlock hunting beginning in the
1980s.  Currently he hunts in 18th century clothing and uses only a
flintlock or smoothbore muzzleloader.  This talk will cover the life
experiences of a ranger and frontiersman during the French & Indian
War period (1755-1763) including the loading and firing of the flintlock
muzzleloader and its use on the Frontier.
 

4:00        Rob Wolford*
 
Mr. Wolford grew up in Romney and Augusta, WV, listening to stories of his family’s rich heritage in Hampshire County; He represents the 7th generation of Wolfords to have lived in Hampshire County, his son is the 8th.  He served in the US Army 6 years before going to college using his GI Bill.  He graduated Cum Laude from Shepherd College and then earned a Masters of History from California University of Pennsylvania.  He currently teaches West Virginia Studies at Romney Middle School and enjoys demonstrating frontier and ante-bellum occupations and craftsmanship. He is a contributor to the Hampshire Review and writes on Civil War and early 20th Century subjects. His passion is all things Hampshire County. 
Mr. Wolford will discuss his insights and experience in using the Sandborn Fire Insurance Rates mapping that is available for Romney, West Virginia in his ongoing research of West Virginia's oldest town, the City of Romney.
 
 

Sunday, September 29, 2019
 

10:00 Divine Service 
 
 General Thomas J. Jackson, Commander of 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, Invites all Saints and Sinners to join him at his tent, Sunday September 24th, for Divine Services.  Services will Start Promptly at 10:00am.  Prayers and Supplications to Our Kind Heavenly Father, with Hymns of Praise will be offered.  The General will share with the worshipers the text of, 2nd Corinthians 5:1-9, which he shared with his wife the morning he departed for this great and terrible war for our Second Independence.  The services will conclude prior to 10:00am, because of the pressing activities of the day.
11:00  Don Teter as Jed Hotchkiss

Jed Hotchkiss re-enactor. Hotchkiss was a Civil War mapmaker, whose maps of the Shenandoah Valley from Harper's Ferry to Lexington for General Stonewall Jackson “are credited by many as a principal factor in … Jackson's victories in the Valley Campaign of 1862” (Jedediah Hotchkiss, Wikipedia, last modified 30 April 2018, accessed 13 September, 2018 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedediah_Hothkiss) 
 


 
Hotchkiss map used by General Jubal Early in the Valley Campaign of 1864.

 

12:00        Jeanne Zaladonis*
Jeanne portrays a wife who sometimes travels with the military ranger
unit.  In addition to mending, laundry, cooking, and other camp shores,
she enjoys playing Celtic and other old tunes on her fiddle.  Her talk will cover the development and use of music during the time of the French and Indian War.
 


   1:00   Doug Riley as Stonewall Jackson
 

Born in Clarksburg, Jackson was an orphan who became one of the most revered names in military history. He is regarded by experts as a tactical genius and a relentless battlefield commander of unsurpassed ability. The men of the “Stonewall Brigade” were fiercely loyal to their leader. General Jackson was a devoutly religious man whose death by friendly fire was a crushing blow to Confederate hopes for ultimate victory.
 Lt. General Jackson's participation is sponsored by the History Alive! Program of the West Virginia Humanities Council
with additional financial assistance from the Office of the Secretary, West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts. 
 

1:00 Ashley Creek*

Ms. Creek is a Chickasaw native.  She works at the Shanandoah Discovery Museum in Winchester, VA, where she spends much of her time in the exhibit for the Eastern Woodlands called Moccasin Trail.  She oversees the information given on indigenous prople to be sure it is factual, appropriate, doesn't gloss over anything and meets learning standards.  Her stories are authentic glimpses of indigenous community life.

2:00 Don Peterson*
 
Don grew up in Decorah, Iowa, where he developed a strong interest in nature, geology, and archeology.  Don
graduated from Iowa State University, Ames, in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fish and Wildlife Biology.  In 1965, Iowa Governor Harold Hughes presented Don with the Youth Conservationist of the Year Award for conservation writing.  From 1968-70, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy in Mayport, Florida.  In 1970, he began his career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, served in several field offices in the Midwest, and eventually transferred to Washington, DC.   Don retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2004, after 36 ½ years of government service.  Don has had a life-long interest in fishing, canoeing, camping, nature study, geology, archeology, travel, and writing.  Don lived in Washington, DC for 35 years and moved to Brunswick, Maryland in 2012.  His most popular book was "Native American Fish Traps in the Potomac River, Brunswick, Maryland" (2018).

 
3:00 Sheila Hanson*


Ms. Hanson is a Shawnee Elder.  She describes herself as an activist when it comes to sacred places and people.  Her goal is to keep knowledge of native communities alive and connect with
all people so that those who trace their roots to native communities can gain knowledge.  She will share information about the life in native communities by facilitating discussion and activities that illuminate knowledge and history of native people.
West Virginia Humanities Council

*These speakers are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.