The Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group (MHAIG) will offer the next installment in its Legends by Lanternlight series, titled “As Glides in Seas the Shark: The Civil War in Eastern Loudoun.” The program features historical interpreters in period dress in a series of first-person dramatic sketches by lantern-light. These bring alive the region’s Civil War experience of civilians and soldiers alike. The June program will particularly emphasize the vicious guerilla warfare that was a daily fact of life in Eastern Loudoun and western Fairfax during 1863-65.
Legends by Lanternlight will be held at the Lanesville Historic District at Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Virginia which is home to the historic Vestal’s Gap Road, a Native American trail, and the Lanesville Ordinary and Post Office where Union General John Reynolds commanding the Army of the Potomac’s I Corps made his headquarters for a week in June 1863 on the way to Gettysburg. Loudoun Parks, Recreation, and Community Services is the park manager and program co-sponsor.
Tickets can be purchased at the event, which will begin at the Vestals Gap Visitor Center. A suggested donation of $15 for adults and $8 for students is asked of guests to support the missions of the Mosby Heritage Area Association and Loudoun Parks, Recreation, and Community Services.