History comes alive in Carroll and Harford counties this weekend, with re-enactors set to play soldiers of the past.
The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold its annual Civil War Living History Re-enactment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow. Re-enactors representing Civil War soldiers from the North and South will camp on the grounds, engage in skirmishes and demonstrate what life was like in the 19th century, organizers say.
A mock field hospital will be on display with a horse-drawn ambulance.
In addition to military activities, there will be artisans demonstrating skills that were commonplace in the 1800s, which may include tinsmithing, blacksmithing and hearth-cooking. Visitors may tour the farmhouse and exhibit buildings.
Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for ages 7-18 and 60 and older; and free for children 6 and younger.
The Carroll County Farm Museum is at 500 S. Center St. in Westminster.
For more information or directions, call the Carroll County Farm Museum at 410-386-3880 or visit the Web site: carrollcounty farmmuseum.org
You can step even farther back in time this weekend at a re-enactment of the British attack on Havre de Grace during the War of 1812.
The event today and tomorrow will include military encampments, musket-firing, marching and drills, a War of 1812 military hospital and a candlelight tour of the encampment, according to the event's organizers.
Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Susquehanna Museum, 817 Conesteo St., Havre de Grace.
Admission is free. For more information, visit lockhousemuse um.org.