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Civil War Re-enactors bring history to life at Museum Village

  |   August 31, 2012  |  Comment

As tradition stands, once again on the Labor Day weekend, Museum Village will be taken over by the Union and Confederate Armies. The museum will be transported back in time as our visitors have an opportunity to witness a very integral time in our country’s history.

On Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd, guests will be able to visit the historic camps of both the Union and Confederate Soldiers and ask all the questions about their lifestyle, weapons and the food they ate. Visitors will become eyewitnesses to the demonstrations of standard Civil War tactics and troop movements as the two armies meet near the quiet hamlet of Smith’s Clove. The Sutlers, who were the merchants that provided goods to the soldiers, will be selling their 19th Century style merchandise to the public.

“With this being the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, there is a lot of interest and a lot of opportunities to witness history”, stated Michael Sosler, the museum’s director & general manager. “This is Museum Village’s 37th Civil War Re-enactment and we are looking forward to having our visitors really interact with the many Civil War Regiments that are coming. We want our Civil War re-enactment experience to be special. Take the opportunity to really learn about life during this time.”

In addition, of course, to the re-enactment there is the blacksmith, the potter, the printer, the broom maker and the candle maker working at their trades. And each of the other buildings around the green will be staffed with our knowledgeable interpretive staff.

Tickets are $15.00 for Adults; $12.00 for seniors and $10 for children under 12 (Children under 4 are free). Hours are Saturday, September 1st 10:00AM – 5:00PM and Sunday, September 2nd 10:00AM – 4:00PM. Advance tickets may be purchased on line at the Museum Village website. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call the museum at 845-782-8247/8248.

Museum Village is a living history museum preserving a vast collection of eclectic, 19th century artifacts for educational purposes. Using these artifacts and reproductions, we provide hands-on experiences and exhibits illustrating the transition from a rural to an industrial culture and economy in America, provoking thought and discussion about history.


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