The Monterey Pass Battlefield Institute supports the Monterey Pass
Battlefield Park and Museum mission statements and the Friends of the
Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc through interpretation, living history and
education programming. We are also the organization 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.