Civil War Comes Alive!

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

CWCA! Publicity photo

Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Bartow History Museum and Booth Western Art Museum are excited to host Civil War Comes Alive! on Saturday, May 3, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors will be able to experience what life was like on the home front, listen to authentic music, chat with soldiers from the Union and Confederate armies, view Civil War art and artifacts, watch cannon and artillery demonstrations, and so much more! All activities are scheduled to take place on the Booth Museum Festival Grounds and inside each museum.

On Friday, May 2 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, a Civil War Comes Alive! School Day will take place. This event is appropriate for Grades 3-12. Special performances are scheduled for 9:30 am, 10:20 am, 11:30 am, and 12:20 pm. Cost is $5.00 for students, $3.00 for adults, and Free for classroom teachers. Call 770-387-3849 to register. For more information on the school day event, click here.

Schedule of Events: Check back soon for a complete schedule of events!

10:30 am11:30 am12:30 pm1:30 pm2:30 pm3:30 pm and 4:30 pm: Cannon Firing and Artillery demonstration

10:30 am: The Atlanta Campaign: The Beginning of the End for the Confederacy (presentation by Robert Jones)

11:00 am: Performance of the Battle of Bull Run/Manassas by actors Cathy Kaemmerlen and Scott Depoy

12:00 pm and 2:30 pm: Gettysburg Address recited by President Abraham Lincoln

12:30 pm: Concert by the 8th Regiment Band

2:00 pm: Recital of Letters Written by Members of the U.S. Colored Troops by Jim Scott

Other demonstrations include: Medical, Blacksmith, Signaling, Infantry camps, Cavalry camp, Sutler and more!

Adults – $10
Seniors (65+) – $8
Students – $7
Children (12 and under) – FREE
Active Military (w/ ID) – FREE
Booth Museum & Bartow History Museum Members – FREE

*Includes admission to Bartow History Museum and Booth Museum.

To download the Civil War Comes Alive! rack card, click here.