WPA Architectural Models : Recreations of Historical and Significant Places
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Jennie Wade's House
Jennie Wade's House/WPA Museum Extension Harrisburg Unit 5
"Jennie Wades House" located on the front of the base.
WPA Museum Extension Harrisburg Unit 5" located on the left side of the base.

The Jennie Wade House belonged to a woman named Mary Virginia "Ginnie" Wade during the 1800's. She lived in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania during the time if the Battle of Gettysburg. As the battle was progressing near her house, Jennie Wade was shot and killed by a stray bullet on July 3, 1863 while baking bread for the Union soldiers. She died at the young age of twenty years old and was the only direct civilian casualty of the Battle of Gettysburg. A monument was erected with a perpetual flag flying around the clock. The Betsy Ross House is the only other site devoted to a woman that has a perpetual flag. Today, the Jennie Wade House is preserved in time period style with guided tours of the history of the home and the family that lived there.
[Jackie Miller, MU]

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Ceramic, Metal
H-4 W-4.75 L-5.5 inches
By WPA PA probably in 1930s. Set was in the education museum of M.S.T.C., probably on the Campus Elementary School which is now called the Retan Center, until transferred to Warren L. MIller Elementary School after it was built in 1972. Most recent location was in WLM school library.
Warren L. Miller Elementary School
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