|Events will include military demonstrations, battle re-enactments|
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
The second annual Franklin County Civil War Days Sept. 21-23 at LakeWatch Plantation will allow visitors to step back in time and become a part of living history.
The event will kick off on Friday, Sept. 21 with a number of activities about the Civil War for school students and homeschooled students.
The student program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature stations that depict the Civil War, including visits from historical figures and military demonstrations. Students will also be able to visit a Civil War encampment.
On Saturday and Sunday, the event will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge.
Activities will include a variety of military demonstrations, civil war vendors, encampments and a skirmish with infantry, Calvary and artillery soldiers. Battles are each day at 2 p.m.
A Civil War period barn dinner and dance Saturday evening will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. with music by the Lone Ivy String Band. Cost is $8 per person in advance and $10 at the door.
Sunday activities will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with church services at 9 a.m., followed by drills and demonstrations at 10 a.m. The day will also include conversations with Civil War generals, music by Ladies of the Lake and a re-enactment battle at 2 p.m.
Snacks and refreshments will be available at the three-day event.
Franklin County Civil War Days is being sponsored by the Franklin County CW 150 Committee and Franklin County Department of Commerce and Leisure Services.
LakeWatch Plantation is on Route 122 near Bridgewater Plaza.
For more information, call 483-9293 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.