Camp William Penn and Historic La Mott Day

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Opening ceremony: 10:00 at Camp William Penn Gate, 7322 Sycamore Ave., La Mott, 19027

Closing ceremony: 3:30 at Flagpole (corner Sycamore and Willow)

  • Visit encampments: USCT 3rd and 6th Regiments and PA. 53rd Infantry Re-enactors and learn about the life of the Civil War soldier
  • Visit the Camp William Penn Museum and see the 8’ recruiting poster as well as the banner Lucretia Mott, Emily Taylor and William Lloyd Garrison carried in their marches for women’s rights in England
  • Visit Camp William Penn Museum
  • Living History Demonstrations including ammunition making
  • Civil War Medical and Surgical instrument ‘show and tell’ 
  • Book signings, Lectures, Period Music, Films
  • La Mott History display
  • Civil War baseball as demonstrated by the E.P. 6th graders
  • Local history organizations with tabletop displays and information
  • Visit with Mr. Lincoln or listen to poetry readings
  • Living History Demonstrations include ammunition making as well as soldier pastimes such as baseball and dominoes
  • Civil War Medical and Surgical instrument ‘show and tell’ in our barn
  • Book signings as well as opportunity to talk with the authors
  • Presentations about African American Women in the Civil War, Philadelphia National Cemetery, The Cruel and Unusual, Effects of a Fatal Shooting at Camp William Penn as well as presentations about our neighbors, Elstow Manor and Lynnwood Hall
  • La Mott History display, La Mott Fire Company display and Fire Truck
  • Local history organizations will have informative tabletop displays
  • Take a walking tour of Historic La Mott

Note: Volunteers needed for help in all aspects of this event; some starting now and some the day of the event. Ideas and suggestions are also welcome. If you are able to help or participate, please contact us.