Event:
Civil War Weekend 2014
Date:
July 12th & 13th

Civil War Weekend at Heritage Village Museum brings over 300 re-enactor soldiers, citizens, and cavalry to the Village.  All will be in time-period uniforms and clothing to tell the dramatic story of the mid 1800’s and the devastating Civil War.  Guests will see camp life and village life as it was during the war years.  Cavalry, artillery, infantry, and civilians from both sides of the conflict will be on hand to tell the story.  Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis will be in prominent view talking about the struggle with slavery, states rights, and the many battles of the war. 

 
There is ample parking, concession stand will be available, all historic buildings will be open.

Hours:

Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm

Saturday Schedule of Events

10:15 am: Children’s Education Station: Hardtack making in Kemper Kitchen

10:30 am: The Golden Trio in Somerset Church

11:00 am: Children’s Education Station: Spies and Codes at Chester Park Train Station

Temperance League outside train station

We have heard rumors that some ladies from the local Temperance League will be coming to town today

11:30 am: The Allendale Melodians at Vorhes porch

Telegraph operator in Chester Park Train Station

With the soldiers camped so close to town, a military telegraph operator will open the office for a while before the battle.

11:45 am: The Golden Trio in Somerset Church

12:00 pm: Jefferson Davis presentation in Somerset Church

Children’s Drill & Battle on Battlefield

Officers’ invitation at Kemper House

The ladies of the neighborhood are grateful for the sacrifice of the soldiers, and have invited the officers to attend a social to encourage them while they are away from home.

Reading letters from the front in Elk Lick House

Neighbors have gathered to share news and read letters that the men in their family have sent home from the front.

1:00 pm: Marzan Brass Quintet at Vorhes porch

Abraham Lincoln presentation in Somerset Church

Children’s Education Station: Paper Art at Benedict Cottage

Clothing Basics on Hayner House front porch

Come and hear a brief introduction to the basic elements that defined the fashions of the 1860’s.

2:00 pm: BATTLE BEGINS (1864 Atlanta Campaign) *

After Battle: Abraham Lincoln’s Address and Marzan Brass Quintet at Vorhes porch

3:30 pm: Casual Music in Elk Lick House

In the 1860’s, there was no radio, so folks sang their favorite songs, whether they were “a singer” or not. Come and join in!

4:00 pm: The Golden Trio in Somerset Church

4:30 pm: The Golden Trio in Somerset Church

5:00 pm: Event closes to the public

Sunday Schedule of Events

10:15 am: Children’s Education Station: Hardtack making in Kemper Kitchen

11:00 am: Children’s Education Station: Spies and Codes at Chester Park Train Station

Temperance League outside the train station

We have heard rumors that some ladies from the local Temperance League will be coming to town today.

11:30 am: The Allendale Melodians at Vorhes porch

Telegraph Operator in Chester Park Train Station

With the soldiers camped to close to town, a military telegraph operator will open the office for a while before the battle.

12:00 pm: Jefferson Davis presentation in Somerset Church

Marzan Brass Quintet at Vorhes porch

Officers’ invitation at Kemper House

The ladies of the neighborhood are grateful for the sacrifice of the soldiers, and have invited the officers to attend a social to encourage them while they are away from home.

Reading letters from the front in Elk Lick House

Neighbors have gathered to share news and read letters that the men in their family have sent home from the front.

1:00 pm: Abraham Lincoln presentation in Somerset Church

Children’s Education Station: Paper Art at Benedict Cottage

Clothing Basics on Hayner House front porch

Come and hear a brief introduction to the basic elements that defined the fashions of the 1860’s.

2:00 pm: BATTLE BEGINS (1864 Atlanta Campaign) *

After Battle: Abraham Lincoln’s Address at Battlefield

3:00 pm: Event closes to public

 

Admission:

  • Adults $8.00
  • Children 5-11 $5.00
  • Children under 4 and Members--No Charge
  • Weekend Pass: Adults $12.00, Children 5-11 $8.00

For more information call 513-563-9484 or email info@heritagevillagecincinnati.org

 

 
 
 
 
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