Thursday, May 13, 2010

Living History Schedule Released at NCWM

NCWM Announces Spring/Summer Living History Schedule

(Harrisburg, PA) -The National Civil War Museum today announced their living history schedule for the 2010 spring/summer season. Encampments include Confederate artillery, Confederate & Union infantry units, loading and firing demonstrations and much more!

Living history schedule*:

May 29-30 Encampment of the Midway Southern Guard (15th Alabama)

June 19-20 Encampment of the North & South – Federal Generals Corps & Lee’s Lieutenants

July 10-11 Encampment of the 1st Maryland (CSA)

July 17-18 Recruiting tent with the 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

July 24-25 Encampment of the 4th Maryland Light Artillery (CSA) & the 42nd Mississippi, Company F

July/Aug. 31-1 Encampment of the 31st Virginia, Company C

August 7-8 Encampment of the Federal Generals Corps

August 14-15 Encampment of the United States Colored Troops

August 21-22 General Longstreet’s Encampment

August 28-29 Encampment of the 4th Maryland (CSA)

Sept. 18-19 Encampment of Purcell’s Battery
Artillery demonstrations at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Museum visitors will see the flash and smell the smoke of Civil War muskets and rifles. Visitors are encouraged to visit the camps and ask living historians questions about their attire, food rations and daily life. Most infantry groups perform loading and firing demonstrations each day.

*Programs are weather contingent. Visitors should check the Museum’s website for more information and updates to this schedule, as they are subject to change.

About The National Civil War Museum
Opened in February 2001, The National Civil War Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated solely to the American Civil War. It is the largest Civil War museum that addresses the war from both the Northern and Southern perspective, and from both a military and civilian perspective. The Museum protects some of the nation's treasures, including General Robert E. Lee's personal Bible, and more than 24,000 artifacts, documents and photos, worth an estimated $20 million. Admission to the Museum is $9.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors, and $7.00 for students with reduced rates for children and families. The Museum offers complimentary ample parking. For more information, please call 717.260.1861, or visit the Museum’s website at

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