- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Guided tours of Charles Town sites related to abolitionist John Brown will resume in May with an increased effort to attract youths.

Mayor Peggy Smith says organizers of the tours plan to reach out to schools, 4-H clubs, scouting and other youth organizations.

The Journal (https://bit.ly/1D6bhjs ) reports that Smith and Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Annette Gavin discussed the tours during a recent meeting of the Jefferson County Commission.

The tours are conducted by National Park Service rangers from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. They will resume on May 23 and will be offered on weekends until June 7. Weekday tours then will be offered until Nov. 1.

Brown attacked a federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry in 1859. He was convicted of treason and hanged in Charles Town.

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Information from: The Journal, https://journal-news.net/

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