Civil War event for school students

The Cascade Civil War and Wood House Preservation Group is presenting “A Step Back in Time to the 1860s” at the Wood House on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24.

Saturday is set aside as a School Day from 10-2 p.m. Students, and their families are invited to events especially set up for them. There will be 10 educational stations teaching history about the Civil War. In addition, students will see encampments appropriate for the time period. There will be a worksheet for students and an answer sheet for the teachers. Each station will give answers for the worksheet questionnaire. The worksheet then becomes a take home history lesson.

There can be groups of 10-20 at each station, with each lasting 15 minutes.

The stations include: doctors tent, the cannon, uniforms, women’s clothing, guns and fear. History of the Wood house by a family descendant, flags, rations, marching drills and music The cannon will be fired. This may be an issue for some, exciting for others.

Admission is $1.50 per person. There are porta potties at the site.  And there will be food. A hot dog vendor will have a hotdog, chip and a drink for $4 and there will be an ice cream vendor there as well. Students may also bring a sack lunch.

On Saturday, the Civil War Society will be open for the general public from 9-4 with skirmishes at 11 and 2 p.m.

For information call Kathy Barlow at 324-0972 or visit www.ccws.us

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