Weekend bivouac at farm museum

Invasion: Union and Confederate re-enactors, civilians peddling their wares, artisans showing their skills and historians recounting the Civil War will camp in Carroll County.

May 04, 2001|By Alicia Bessling | Alicia Bessling,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Union and Confederate re-enactors will invade Carroll County Farm Museum this weekend for the Civil War Living History Encampment.

The annual event offers visitors a glimpse of military and civilian life during the Civil War. More than 100 soldiers and civilians will camp on museum grounds.

Vendors will sell quilts, Victorian hats and homemade soap.

Demonstrated crafts will include teapot painting, blacksmithing and tinsmithing. Visitors can talk to re-enactors and artisans.

The highlight will be a skirmish and military parade from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday.

A living history demonstration, dance lessons, music and other entertainment, a Victorian tea garden and a fashion show Sunday, round out the activities.

Several guests will visit. Jay Graybeal from the Historical Society of Carroll County will discuss "Troop Movements in Carroll County - 1863" at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Author Ken Rawlings will sign his books from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Visitors can research coats of arms and family history at T.C. Whitneys' Family Heraldic Crests.

The schedule for tomorrow and Sunday follows.

Tomorrow:

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Living history demonstrations.

10 a.m. "Troop Movements in Carroll County - 1863" by Jay Graybeal, Historical Society of Carroll County.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch.

12:15 p.m. Weapons inspection.

12:45 p.m. Formation for battle.

1 p.m. Battle and parade.

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Living history demonstrations.

3 p.m. Victorian tea party.

6:30 p.m. Dance lessons.

7 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dance.

Sunday:

10:15 a.m. Dress parade.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Living history demonstrations.

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch.

12:15 p.m. Weapons inspection.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Fashion show (reception barn).

12:45 p.m. Battle formation.

1 p.m. Battle and parade.

2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Living history demonstrations.

3 p.m. Victorian tea party.

5 p.m. Camp breaks.

The farmhouse, exhibit buildings and general store will be open during the weekend. Admission is $3; $2 for children ages 6 to 17 and those age 60 and older; and free for children younger than age 6. Museum memberships will be honored. The farm museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7775 or 410- 876-2667.

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