Living History Weekend
All events free except Pancake breakfast on Sunday morning ($5 per person)
Saturday April 28th, 9am – 5pm and Sunday April 29th 8am until 12noon
On Saturday, Join The Clover Center for Arts and Spirituality to go behind the scenes of the Civil War Re-enactors training. Observe, ask questions, volunteer to participate as the ladies of the 1860’s prepare to go to the Grand Ball. Come for the topic of your choice or spend the day with us.
9:00am Doors open with a hair styling demonstration, picture the beautiful braids and curls made without a curling iron!
10:00am Once the hair is complete top it off with a Millinery presentation of hats, bonnets, flowers and nets.
11:00am Watch the preparation of a savory dish from the period.
12:00 noon Purchase a pasta dish and salad from The Clover Center or visit your favorite spot nearby.
1:00pm Learn about the contraband of the Civil War, from educators Andy and Sharon Finley
‘Just what were the options for Black Americans?’
2:oopm Crowd the runway in Fellowship Hall for a fashion show of the finest apparel of the period.
3:00pm Join a dance demonstration and clap along to music, try to step to a Victorian Waltz, or better yet promenade in the Square Dance.
5:00pm The doors close for the day, but it’s not over!
Return at 8:30am Sunday Morning, April 29th for a Flapjack breakfast. At 10AM come to the Sanctuary for a re-enactment of an actual period Worship Service led by a Union Chaplin. Join with Union troops, civilians and period music sung by our joint choirs. Don’t be surprised if you recognize some of the hymns.