Photo Gallery: Port Jervis’ Art & History in the Park

June 19, 2016 6:18 am Last Updated: June 22, 2016 10:15 pm

PORT JERVIS—While Stephen Crane was not in the title, this year’s “Art & History in the Park” in Port Jervis’ Orange Square was every bit as focused on history.

Notable figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Betsy Ross strolled the square, and several New York regiments, such as the 1st, 5th and 26th were there to give a taste of civilian and military life during the Civil War. Artists set up booths in the square and at Drew United Methodist Church across the street in a show called “Spring Awakening.”

This year built on last year’s “Stephen Crane’s ‘The Red Badge of Courage’: A Living Memorial,” a similar event named after once local author Stephen Crane who wrote the Civil War-era novel “The Red Badge of Courage.” It is believed he interviewed Civil War soldiers for his book in that park, which also has a civil war monument in it.

Port Jervis resident Laura Meyer dressed as Betsy Ross, the woman credited with making the first American flag, at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Port Jervis resident Laura Meyer dressed as Betsy Ross, the woman credited with making the first American flag, at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Matamoras resident Vaughne Hansen, a member of the 5th New York Regiment, dressed as a civilian between 1861 and 1865 at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Matamoras resident Vaughne Hansen, a member of the 5th New York Regiment, dressed as a civilian between 1861 and 1865 at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Matamoras resident Vaughne Hansen, a member of the 5th New York Regiment, dressed as a civilian between 1861 and 1865 at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Matamoras resident Vaughne Hansen, a member of the 5th New York Regiment, dressed as a civilian between 1861 and 1865 at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Bloomfield, New Jersey resident Michelle Catona dressed as a nurse from the civil war period at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Bloomfield, New Jersey resident Michelle Catona dressed as a nurse from the civil war period at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Reenactors fire guns at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Reenactors fire guns at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Barryville, New York resident Paul Brennan dressed as an upper-middleclass gentleman from the 1770's at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. Brennan made his entire outfit himself. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Barryville, New York resident Paul Brennan dressed as an upper-middle class gentleman from the 1770’s at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. Brennan made his entire outfit himself. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Barryville, New York resident Paul Brennan dressed as an upper-middleclass gentleman from the 1770's at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Barryville, New York resident Paul Brennan dressed as an upper-middle class gentleman from the 1770’s at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

The wool thread embroidery and suit made by Barryville, New York resident Paul Brennan, who wore it at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The wool thread embroidery and suit made by Barryville, New York resident Paul Brennan, who wore it at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Woodbury, Connecticut resident Joe Mangini as a blacksmith from the 1860's at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Woodbury, Connecticut resident Joe Mangini as a blacksmith from the 1860’s at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Woodbury, Connecticut resident Joe Mangini as a blacksmith from the 1860's at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Woodbury, Connecticut resident Joe Mangini as a blacksmith from the 1860’s at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Piscataway, New Jersey resident Robert F. Costello as Abraham Lincoln during the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Piscataway, New Jersey resident Robert F. Costello as Abraham Lincoln during the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Piscataway, New Jersey resident Robert F. Costello as Abraham Lincoln during the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Piscataway, New Jersey resident Robert F. Costello as Abraham Lincoln during the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Queens, New York residents (L-R) Brett Crenshaw, Ludger Balan, and Willie Cooper dressed as members of the United States Colored Troops New York 26th Regiment at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Queens, New York residents (L-R) Brett Crenshaw, Ludger Balan, and Willie Cooper dressed as members of the United States Colored Troops New York 26th Regiment at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Queens, New York residents (L-R) Brett Crenshaw, Ludger Balan, and Willie Cooper dressed as members of the United States Colored Troops New York 26th Regiment at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Queens, New York residents (L-R) Brett Crenshaw, Ludger Balan, and Willie Cooper dressed as members of the United States Colored Troops New York 26th Regiment at the Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Blairstown, New Jersey resident Lydia Chiappini dressed as a mid 19th century woman at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Blairstown, New Jersey resident Lydia Chiappini dressed as a mid-19th century woman at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Blairstown, New Jersey resident Lydia Chiappini dressed as a mid 19th century woman spinning wool during Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Blairstown, New Jersey resident Lydia Chiappini dressed as a mid-19th century woman spinning wool during Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Blairstown, New Jersey resident Lydia Chiappini dressed as a mid 19th century woman spinning wool during Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Blairstown, New Jersey resident Lydia Chiappini dressed as a mid-19th century woman spinning wool during Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania resident Kenneth J. Serfass as Civil War general and 18th U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania resident Kenneth J. Serfass as Civil War general and 18th U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania resident Kenneth J. Serfass as Civil War general and 18th U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania resident Kenneth J. Serfass as Civil War general and 18th U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania resident Kenneth J. Serfass as Civil War general and 18th U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania resident Kenneth J. Serfass as Civil War general and 18th U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Brookfield, Connecticut resident Drew Shuptar-Rayvis dressed as a native American from the Accomac-Pokomoke tribes and adopted by the Schaghticoke tribe at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Brookfield, Connecticut resident Drew Shuptar-Rayvis dressed as a native American from the Accomac-Pokomoke tribes and adopted by the Schaghticoke tribe at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Brookfield, Connecticut resident Drew Shuptar-Rayvis dressed as a native American from the Accomac-Pokomoke tribes and adopted by the Schaghticoke tribe at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Brookfield, Connecticut resident Drew Shuptar-Rayvis dressed as a native American from the Accomac-Pokomoke tribes and adopted by the Schaghticoke tribe at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Tivoli, New York resident Gus Truin dressed as a member of the 1st New York Dragoons Regiment from the Civil War at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Tivoli, New York resident Gus Truin dressed as a member of the 1st New York Dragoons Regiment from the Civil War at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

Tivoli, New York resident Gus Truin dressed as a member of the 1st New York Dragoons Regiment from the Civil War at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Tivoli, New York resident Gus Truin dressed as a member of the 1st New York Dragoons Regiment from the Civil War at Art & History in the Park in Port Jervis on June 18, 2016. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)