Publication Date: 
August 2014

Civil War Life Weekend

August 16-17, from 10 am–5 pm
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (08/01/2014) — On Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17, step back in time at The Farmers’ Museum to experience what life was like for Civil War soldiers. Visit a period camp on the museum's village green where re-enactors portray camp life. Tap your toe to Civil War era music performed by Uncle Billy’s Balladeers. 
Visitors can talk with re-enactors as they go about the daily routine of a soldier in camp. They can participate by  “enlisting” in the infantry and learning the manual of arms and company drill from experienced drill sergeants. Re-enactors demonstrate drills and fire muskets several times during the day.  
Life in the museum's historic village and farmstead continues during Civil War Life Weekend, demonstrating the work and life of the 1800s in upstate New York. Don’t miss the Empire State Carousel, the museum you can ride, and the Children’s Barnyard with its baby sheep, goats, and other animals.
Civil War Life Weekend is a way to experience history first-hand at the museum, bringing the past to life and enriching our lives today. The weekend is sponsored by NBT Bank.
All Step Back in Time Weekends are held at the museum from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Entry is included in the museum admission: Adults and juniors (13-64): $12.00; seniors (65+): $10.50; youth (7-12): $6.00; children (6 and under): Free. NYSHA members are always admitted free, as are active-duty and retired career military.  Through Labor Day, active-duty military and up to five family members are free, through the Blue Star Museum program.
Press Release Contact: 
Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail:
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