“Bo­hemia Club” at Cravens House, ar­tillery pro­grams at Point Park

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On Satur­day, Oct. 7, Chicka­mauga and Chat­tanooga Na­tional Mil­i­tary Park in­vites the pub­lic to par­tic­i­pate in a va­ri­ety of pro­grams tak­ing place at Cravens House and at Point Park on Look­out Moun­tain.

At Cravens House, pro­grams will fo­cus on the “Bo­hemia Club,” a group of jour­nal­ists and artists, who con­structed “Camp Harper’s Weekly” around the house dur­ing the win­ter of 1863/64.

In ad­di­tion to con­vers­ing and min­gling with liv­ing his­to­ri­ans por­tray­ing artists, civil­ians, and soldiers vis­it­ing dur­ing the war, park rangers will pro­vide for­mal 30 minute pro­grams dur­ing the day.

At 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m., pro­grams will fo­cus on the art as­so­ci­ated with the Chat­tanooga Cam­paign, while at 11 a.m. and at 3 p.m. vis­i­tors can learn about news­pa­pers and the in­for­ma­tion they re­layed, fac­tual and oth­er­wise, dur­ing the siege and bat­tles.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the Cravens House back porch will be open for vis­i­tors to sit, con­tem­plate the na­ture of their sur­round­ings, and pos­si­bly even sketch a draw­ing of their own.

Mean­while, at Point Park, 30 – 45 minute walk­ing tours dis­cussing the Bat­tles for Chat­tanooga will take place at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m. Liv­ing his­to­ri­ans will also pro­vide ar­tillery demon­stra­tions, last­ing ap­prox­i­mately 30 min­utes, at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Ad­mis­sion to Point Park is $5 per adult, ages 16 and over. Youth, ages 15 and un­der, are free.

For more in­for­ma­tion about pro­grams at Chicka­mauga and Chat­tanooga Na­tional Mil­i­tary Park, con­tact the Chicka­mauga Bat­tle­field Vis­i­tor Cen­ter at 706866-9241, the Look­out Moun­tain Bat­tle­field Vis­i­tor Cen­ter at 423821-7786, or visit the park web­site at www.nps.gov/chch.

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