Newcomer House Porch Program Includes Historic Wet Plate Photography and Cyanotype Making June 18-19 | New

This is the sixth season of porch programs at Newcomer House, HCWHA’s exhibition and visitor center at Antietam National Battlefield.

KEEDYSVILLE, Md., May 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Heart of Civil War Heritage Area (HCWHA) Porch 2022 Program Series Continues June 18 and 19 with John and Christine Milleker demonstration of Civil War era photography techniques. The public is invited to make an appointment to sit down and purchase their own tinplate portraits – a perfect souvenir for Father’s Day.

Reservations for sessions can be made with: https://johnmilleker.com/store/wetplate_prepaid/ (Cost varies by tintype size)

During this event, visitors will be able to create their own cyanotypes, also called sunprints, to take home. On the occasion of Juneteenth, participants will be able to make prints representing portraits of historical African-American figures of local, state and national significance. These practical sessions will take place at Newcomer House on June 18 and 19 of 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.. A formal lecture on the wet plate photography process will be given at 2:00 p.m. Both days.

The House for Newcomers will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Volunteer guides will be available to share their knowledge of the Newcomer House and offer assistance to visitors to the Heart of the Tri-County Civil War Heritage Area.

This is the sixth season of porch programs at Newcomer House, HCWHA’s exhibition and visitor center at Antietam National Battlefield. Porch programs include presentations, demonstrations, pop-up exhibits, hands-on activities and more from April through December.

The Newcomer House is located at 18422 Shepherdstown Pike in Keedysville, MD. The house is open 10am-4pm weekends in April, May, October and November and daily from June to September. For more information, contact the person in charge of the newcomers’ house Rachel Nichols at rachel@heartofthecivilwar.org or (240) 308-1740.

Media Contact

Rachel NicholsNewcomer House Manager, Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, 240-308-1740, rachel@heartofthecivilwar.org

SOURCE Civil War Heartland Heritage Area

Stewart C. Hartline