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Two Day Civil War Encampment at Strathearn Park Simi Valley

February 21, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Strathearn Historical Park & Museum is hosting a weekend Civil War Encampment on February 21st and 22nd. The public is invited on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 AM to 3 p.m.

Visitors are invited to step back in time to a soldier’s camp in 1862 and experience the sights and sounds as re-enactors show the soldiers’ way of life throughout a typical encampment day with Union, Confederate and civilian re-enactors.

The re-enactors will be actually living the soldiers’ way of life for the entire weekend in a non-battle environment. Both men and women had roles in this important period in our country’s history.

Kids wanted – Come early & enlist to interview a soldier. Shop Civil War era boutique on Sutlers Row for unique treasures for all. Experience authentic artillery infantry & cavalry demonstrations & visit soldiers plus civilian camps.

A highly regarded Lincoln impersonator, will be delivering the “Gettysburg Address” both Saturday and Sunday at noon & 2:30 PM.

In addition to encampment activities, at noon each day, all buildings within the park will be open for touring, with docents available for historical information.

Old-Fashioned Barn Dance lessons will also be provided by the Simi Valley Vintage Dance Society in the historic Wood Ranch Barn.

Daily admission: $5 for age 13 & up – $3 ages five to twelve years old. Children 4 & under are free. Food can be purchased from Metro Dogs.

Strathearn Historical Park & Museum is at 137 Strathearn Place in Simi Valley (the street behind Target off Madera Road)

More Information: 805-526-6453, www.CivilWarSimi.com. 

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Date:
February 21, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Venue

Strathearn Historical Park & Museum
137 Strathearn Place
Simi Valley, CA 93065 United States
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