DEARBORN, Mich., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- America's proud, patriotic history becomes a central part of the special Greenfield Village Memorial Day observance with Civil War Remembrance, May 29 - 31. During Memorial Day weekend explore the origins of the meaningful holiday as Union and Confederate re-enactor troops and civilians march into Greenfield Village. Daily activities give visitors an understanding of the Civil War era and the nation's sentiment during this time. From the severity of the battlefields to today's efforts to preserve Michigan's role in the Civil War, visitors will take with them a true understanding of Memorial Day and America's wartime heroes. Presentations include: Cavalry Demonstration: See and hear about the lives of the mounted soldiers during the Civil War. Members of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade will demonstrate feats of skill and precision at Walnut Grove. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Daily Camp Life: Visit both the Union and Confederate camps and discover how the men of both Union and Confederate armies maintained their weapons and gear, cooked meals, cared for their clothing and attempted to amuse themselves. All Day An Invitation to a Funeral: During the 19th century, including the period of the Civil War, mourning customs were very detailed. Stop by the Adams House to pay your respects and learn about the customs of laying out the dead at home. All Day Finding Your Civil War Ancestors: Come to Town Hall and learn how to research your Civil War era ancestors. Bring your Civil War era photos for local Civil War photographic historian, Dale Nelson to examine and tell you more about them. All Day Fall In!: Find a spot on the Village Green and watch as the troops go through their marching and drill practice to keep them in fighting form. Union Troops: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Daily Confederate Troops: 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Daily Camp Chase Drum & Fife Corp: The drum & fife corp remained a standard part of the military throughout the Civil War. Join the celebrated Camp Chase Drum & Fife Corp as they perform military music of the Civil War. Sunday & Monday: 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. Memorial Day Commemoration: Honor the memory of all soldiers during this moving commemoration. Following the playing of our national anthem, historian William Hendricks explains the origins of the holiday and recites the historic poem "The Blue and the Gray." This is a special tribute to the soldiers of the Civil War. Monday: Noon Greenfield Village is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Sunday. For a complete listing of events and times, please visit www.thehenryford.org Admission to Greenfield Village: $14 - $20 Children under 5 and members are admitted free. Admission to Henry Ford Museum: $10 - $14 Children under 5 and members admitted free. Admission to Ford Rouge Factory Tour: $10 - $14 Nonmembers. $8.50 - $10 members. Children under 2 admitted free. Annual memberships start at $39 and include unlimited admission to Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. For ticket information call (313) 982-6001 or go online at www.thehenryford.org . The Henry Ford, located in Dearborn, Michigan was founded in 1929 by automotive pioneer Henry Ford. This history destination includes Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Henry Ford IMAX Theatre, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Ford Rouge Factory Tour. The Henry Ford, America's Greatest History Attraction, is the history destination that brings the American Experience to life. For more information please visit our website www.thehenryford.org .
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