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Offline breakerboy

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Civil War Encampment at Eckley
« on: January 14, 2009, 11:50:11 AM »
Eckley Miners? Village
2 Eckley Main Street
Weatherly, PA 18255
Office: 570-636-2070
Fax: 570-636-2938
Contact: Bill Strassner

Artillery and infantry units will be conducting drilling, firing, and military camp life demonstrations along with a tactical skirmish between Federal and Confederate forces.  An officers meeting will be held on Saturday morning.

Civilians will be setting up camps portraying camp followers, Sanitary & Christian Commission members, political & historical figures from the era. Entertainment will include period music & dancing, a town ball game demonstration, muster rolls exhibit, period laundry and cooking demos, and more? Sunday will include a period interdenominational church service in the camp, with a lemonade social and period music following the service.

Other activities include sewing workshop, workshops and lectures related to the Civil War era, period demonstrators, wagon rides, historic house tour, and lots of good food. There will be a number of sutlers on site who will be selling reproduction military and civilian clothing and personal items from the era, as well as period journeymen who will demonstrate their nineteenth century skills such as chair caning, paper making, old time medicine, quilting, blacksmith, coopering, lace making, hair jewelry, Victorian mourning practices, Civil War art work, tin soldiers, and more?

We will be offering free music and entertainment on Saturday night in the camps from 7 to 9. We will be holding an informal dance if we get enough interest. Let us know if you would like to participate in the barn dance. We will provide the following amenities: firewood, water, ice, clean restrooms, VIP parking, a stipend for powder, and a cash bounty for the first three artillery units. 

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Re: Civil War Encampment at Eckley
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 12:33:06 PM »
That's not all that far from me. Maybe I'll show up to check things out.