Weekend to bring civil war to life

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:49

    The 15th New York Volunteer Calvary's 6th annual Living History Weekend at Hill-Hold museum is scheduled for June 11 and 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 15th is dedicated to the preservation of Civil War history and to interpreting the true lifestyle and hardships of the common cavalry soldier. They participate in numerous events, including parades, memorial ceremonies, and living history presentations. During the living history weekend, participants will tour authentic campsites of the north and south and see what life was like close to the battle line. Re-enactors will perform demonstrations and drills. Visitors can participate in drills to experience what it was like to be a new recruit in camp. Guests are also encouraged to bring Civil war memorabilia such as photos, documents, and artifacts for identification, authentication, or display. On Saturday, the program will end with a Civil War wedding ceremony of two individuals renewing their wedding vows. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children, and $7 for a family. Hill-Hold is located on Rte. 416 between Goshen and Montgomery.