Heading into battle in Carroll, Harford

Re-enactors fight Civil, 1812 wars on museum sites

May 06, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

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.

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