The 10th Annual Civil War Preservation Ball will be held in the Rotunda of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg, 7:00-10:00PM on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

The Philadelphia Brigade Band will again provide the dance music and the Victorian Dance Ensemble will lead the dancing.

In honor of the tenth anniversary of this ball, we are planning several special treats, including a tour of the Capitol Building at 6:00PM.

This event has always been a sell-out and we have had to turn folks away in the past. We expect quick sales since this is the tenth anniversary and the kick-off event of Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg Campaign 150th Commemoration.

Remember – unlike most balls – all of the profit from this ball goes to Gettysburg monument preservation. In the last nine years, we have raised over $58,000 for this worthy cause! We hope you will be able to join us for this worthwhile preservation event that has been described as the best Civil War ball in the most spectacular setting. For pictures of last year’s ball, see

We are also soliciting donations for the Monument Endowment Fund. Individuals, organizations (Reenactment Units, CWRTs, SUV & SCV Camps, etc.) and businesses are encouraged to support the cause by becoming supporter, patron or advertiser in the ball program.

To get ready for the ball, the Victorian Dance Ensemble will conduct Free Civil War Dance Classes at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pa., on February 3, and March 3. These dance classes are free but reservations are required. We can also email you a free Civil War Dance Manual (PDF format).

For information about the ball, class reservations and/or dance manual, email:

Larry Keener-Farley