Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stephen Foster Festival Photos

Where has this week gone! I've been wanting to post this all week and kept forgetting. My DH and I attended the Stephen Foster Festival last Saturday and had a wonderful relaxing day.

The festival was held at Allegheny Cemetery where Stephen Foster is buried. Foster was born in Pittsburgh on July 4, 1826 and died January 13, 1864 at age 37 from a severe fall in New York City. Some of the songs he composed are: Oh! Susanna, Camptown Races, Nelly Bly, Old Folks at Home, My Old Kentucky Home and Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair. Just a little history lesson!

This flag is for the 9th Infantry Penna Reserve Corp
This couple is with Allegheny Minstrels and re-create the music of the 19th century in historically correct costume.

This group of ladies are with Voices of Confederacy a Civil War Living History Group.
There primary mission is to educate the public on the history of the
Ware for Southern Independence.

We sat on the grass and enjoyed the music of Home Front.
They represent those who served the war efforts from home.

I believe this group is with the 9th Infantry.

Beautiful and cooling fountain.

Ship's Company is a living history group dedicated to the preservation of the
American maritime heritage.
Check out those socks!

I'm not sure who this is but he is kinda cute!

Steven Collins Foster

The lady in the yellow top is Bell a confederate spy.

Oh and here is Abe Lincoln.
Lincoln quote: "Your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."

We sat on the grass and listened to the music and ate our lunch. Next year we will have to bring our chairs. Hope you enjoyed the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Warm wishes,


  1. It looks like it was a fun day. I didn't know that Stephen Foster died so young. Have a great day.

  2. What a wonderful historic reenactment!!



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