Civil War Encampment
February 16 & 17, 2013
10am to 4pm (SAT) -- 10am to 3pm (SUN)
See how both sides lived during the Civil War
A glimpse into the most important period in our country's history since the Revolution
Lincoln Impersonator William Peck will give the "Gettysburg Address" on both days
Entrance Fee $5.00 Adults -- $3.00 Children
Children under 5 FREE
We are a BLUE STAR Museum - All Active Duty Military and their families are FREE
Strathearn Historical Park & Museum is hosting a Presidents’ Day weekend Civil War encampment. Visitors are invited to step back in time and experience the sights and sounds as re-enactors show the soldiers’ way of life throughout a typical encampment day with Union, Confederate and civilian re-enactors.
On both February 16th and 17th, there will be “Living History” presentations throughout each day which provide insight into the daily activities of Americans on both sides who served in America’s greatest trial by fire.
The re-enactors will be actually living the soldiers’ way of life for the entire weekend – pitching tents, cooking, cleaning, firing muskets and pistols and telling their stories in a non-battle environment. Both men and women had roles in this important period in our country’s history.
Highly regarded Lincoln impersonator, William Peck, will be delivering the “Gettysburg Address” both Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to encampment activities, all buildings within the park will be open for touring, with docents available for historical information.
The public is invited on Saturday from 10am to 4pm and on Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Daily admission is $5 for anyone over age twelve - $3 for children five to twelve years old. Children under five are free
Strathearn Historical Park & Museum is at 137 Strathearn Place in Simi Valley (the street behind Target off Madera Road)
More Information: 805-526-6453, www.simihistory.com