Program explores homefront during America's early wars

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:16

    Montgomery-Learn about the struggles of women during wartime in a special presentation to be held at the Hill-Hold and Brick House Museum in Montgomery on Oct. 2 and 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. "The Joys and Sorrows of the Women during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars" allows visitors to watch a re-enactor take care of her home and children during trying times — not on the battlefields but on the fields of her farm. Visitors can join the "women of the wars" as they set out for their day's work. Lectures and demonstrations will accompany the program. The day ends with music by the 77th New York Regimental Balladeers, who from 6 to 7:30 p.m. will play original Civil War lyrics to convey the thoughts, motives, and sorrows of both men and women during the Civil War. Admission to this separate program is $5 per person. A fashion show and morning tea is the theme for Sunday's program, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the red barn. Models will wear fashions of the American Revolution and Civil War. The fee is $5 per person. The program is sponsored by the Friends of Hill-Hold and Brick House Museum. Admission for the first session is $3 for adults, $2 for children, and $7 for families. Refreshments will be available for sale. Hill-Hold is located on Route 416 between Goshen and Montgomery. For more information, call Susan A. Tucker at 457-4905.