Civil War Re-enactment & Living History Weekend

Event Details

Civil War Re-enactment & Living History Weekend

Time: October 13, 2012 to October 14, 2012
Location: Green Hill Park
Street: Off I-290 & Route 9
City/Town: Worcester
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/Green…
Phone: 774-364-1361
Event Type: civil war, worcester, history
Organized By: City of Worcester
Latest Activity: Oct 2, 2012

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Event Description

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of many events and battles of the Civil War the City of Worcester, the “New England Brigade” and the “Liberty Grey’s” are pleased to announce a ’Civil War Re-enactment & Living History’ weekend at Green Hill Park in Worcester, Massachusetts ! Green Hill Park is conveniently located right off the I-290 & Route 9 highways in Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester is very central to all of New England and is the ideal location to host a large event like this. The history of Green Hill Park lends itself to this type of event…the Park was manned by militia and cannon during George Washington’s march to Boston Massachusetts to lay siege to the British in 1775, and was used also as a training, marching and bivouac area for Massachusetts units during the Civil War.

The living history weekend will host many spectator events including a pavilion with portrayals of historic figures from that time; Abraham Lincoln, General R.E. Lee, General U.S. Grant, Clara Barton, Dorothea Dix, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman. Civil War artifacts on display from the Worcester Historical Museum and the Worcester National Guard Armory, local blacksmiths will ply their trade amongst the vendor‘s and sutler’s tents. A Civil War Battle reenactment will highlight each afternoon with the Confederate and Union Armies marching out of their encampments. A sunset artillery salute/fire in the evening followed by camp stories told around the camp fires.

This event is being adopted by the City of Worcester, Worcester Chamber of Commerce and the Central Massachusetts Convention & Visitors Bureau. They all have joined the Mayor’s Office and City Manager to help develop this into one of the largest Civil War events in New England. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring the family to see a living piece of American heritage and history.

This event will be filmed by FAIRFAX Films History Productions and the footage will be used in next years 2013 release of “Civil War Re-enactors of New England” ‘Living American History Series’!

EVENT REENACTMENT SCHEDULE: SATURDAY - SUNDAY Green Hill Park Encampments

8:00 am Union and Confederate encampments open to public

9:00 am Civilian Camp open for Ladies, Vendors camp for refreshments and souvenirs

10:00 am Horse drawn hayride tours, Various historic figure portrayals at pavilion

11:00 am Military Regiments Assemble Parade and March

1:00 pm Full scale battle re-enactments on both days, including mounted cavalry, infantry

2:00 pm Military Regiments return to Camp - Camps open to spectators

2:30 pm Various 19th century historic re-enactor portrayals at pavilion, Dramatic readings

3:00 pm Confederate and Union bands competition, Ladies Tea in the camps, special raffle

4:00 pm Sunset artillery salute

6:00 pm Candle-Light tours of encampments VARIOUS

TIMES: Appearances and presentations throughout the weekend by President Lincoln, Frederick Douglas, General Ward and wife(of Worcester), General Lee, General Grant Period portrait photography Fashion through the ages display Event filmed and narrated by Channel 11 Holden, Channel 13 Worcester, and Charter TV3.

To participate in this event contact Matt Burbank or Dave Gallagher Or call Scott Fair 774-364-1361 http://www.facebook.com/GreenHillParkCivilWarReenactment http://greenhillcivilwar.tripod.com Green Hill Park Worcester MA www.greenhillcivilwar.tripod.com Contact 774-364-1361

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