BATH, Ohio, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hale Farm & Village, a museum of Western Reserve Historical Society, brings the Civil War to life with smoke-filled intensity at the annual Civil War Reenactment and Encampment, August 10-11, 2013. The event re-creates The Battle of Gettysburg on its monumental 150th anniversary.
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, visitors will experience sights and sounds of a brutal Civil War battle reenacted by over 500 men, many on horseback. Memories will be made perusing the vendors on Suttlers Row with Civil War merchandise, or watching foot soldiers perform drills and explain their uniforms as "President Lincoln" speaks to gathering crowds. This is the largest annual Civil War reenactment in the state.
Advance tickets available for weekend event, Regular admission for one-day visitors and special pricing for two-day tickets. For adults, a two-day ticket is $15.00 ($10.00 for one day) and children two-day admission is $7.50 ($5.00 for one day). WRHS members and children under the age of two are admitted free. For real-time updates, follow the Hale Farm & Village Civil War Sesquicentennial Facebook page.
Hale Farm & Village is on 90 acres with 32 historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, heritage farming, and early American craft and trade demonstrations. Open Wednesday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. through August. For more information and seasonal hours, visit www.halefarm.org. Turn-by-turn directions to Hale Farm & Village are available online.
The weekend caps off WRHS' ongoing efforts in educating the public about the Civil War. The Photography in the Civil War: The WRHS Civil War Collections exhibit at the History Center, Cleveland, features prints from original Civil War photographs of civilian life, military encampments, battles, and the lives of slaves. Regimental papers, diaries, and letters are also included in the exhibit, all of which are part of of the widely acclaimed WRHS Civil War collection.
The Western Reserve Historical Society History Center is located in Cleveland's University Circle, 10825 East Boulevard. Museum hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, Noon - 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-12. WRHS members and children under the age of two are admitted free.
SOURCE Western Reserve Historical Society