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.
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.
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
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
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
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
SOURCE The Henry Ford