This coming weekend you can participate in the first of the many wonderful programs that we have planned at the museum for 2010.
The Civil War Candlelight Tour 2010 takes place this coming Friday and Saturday evenings May 21st & 22nd from 6-9 pm.
Visitors will receive their very own candle lantern and will be able to walk the village at their leisure, following the self guided tour. There will be 12 areas around the village that will be filled with reenactors ready to engage you in discussions about many aspect of the war and life during that time period.
New this year, we will have 2 village buildings with women reenactors portraying life on the home-front while the man were off to war. The Northern ladies will be discussing fabric and dressmaking while the Southern ladies will discuss what it was like to try and run a household with trade blockades in place from the north.
Other subjects that will be explored will be the postal service, A look at the Union headquarters, Home from the war, funeral preparations, printing broadsides at the printers office, small arms displays, A union camp, a refugee camp, and a makeshift hospital.
This event is a precursor to our Civil War Reenactment in July, when the village becomes Virginia, 1863, in the midst of war. It is one of the largest reenactments in New York.
Event will commence rain or shine; dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Arrival times are booked in 30-minute intervals beginning at 6 p.m. Length of tour is approximately 75 minutes, but may vary due to the casual structure of the program.
You may call (585) 538.6822 for reservations.