Who We Are

The Monterey Pass Battlefield Institute supports the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum mission statement interpretation, living history and education programming. We are also the committee that interprets the battlefield and museum along with the creation of museum exhibits. 
We are also historical interpreters and living historians for the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park. As part of the park and museum staff, our main goal is to educate the public, striving for an authentic portrayal of the common Civil War soldier and civilian of the Cumberland Valley. We also research other important aspects of history as it occurred at Monterey Pass including Colonial life during the 1700's.
We continuously research different aspects of the French and Indian War to the Civil War in order to educate the public, as well as ourselves, on the rich history that lies within our park boundaries. We then interpret that information into education programs, exhibits and park programs for the public. Our interpretative programs are based upon Maryland State Park guidelines and National Park Service standards of interpretation and education.

Members of the institute have been invited by numerous organizations to speak about the importance of the Civil War battle and the history of Monterey Pass. It is very important that we focus our attention on the younger generation, educating them on the importance of the Civil War and life in the Cumberland Valley. We would enjoy the opportunity to do these programs for your youth or adult group.

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