Civil War Weekend 
July 8 & 9, 2017


 

 

Civil War Weekend at Heritage Village Museum brings re-enactor soldiers, citizens, and cavalry to the Village.  Each year's event includes a daily battle.  Cavalry, artillery, infantry, and civilians from both sides of the conflict will be on hand to tell the story.  Meet Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, see living history scenarios in our 19th-century buildings, and participate in hands-on activities.  

This year’s event includes various demonstrations and discussions about Civil War Medicine—which is a topic particularly close to our village, since one of our buildings is the office where Dr. Henry Langdon set up his practice after returning from his service as a surgeon in the Union army during the Civil War. Visitors will also be able to meet U.S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, and Jefferson Davis “in person.” Millie Henley will be on hand to tell stories about how the war affected the lives of couples in love—in both the North and the South. A brass band (275 Brass) will play music from the 1860’s. This year, the planning team has chosen the Battle of Middle Creek (Jan. 10, 1862) and the Battle of Greenbrier River (Oct. 4, 1861) to guide their battle planning for our daily 2 p.m. battle.

 
There is ample parking, concession stand will be available, and all historic buildings will be open.

Hours:

Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm

Admission:

  • Adults $10.00
  • Children 5-11 $6.00
  • Children under 4 and Members--No Charge

For more information call 513-563-9484 or email info@heritagevillagecincinnati.org

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The Schedule (2017)
 The schedule is subject to change, but here's a draft so you can plan your visit:
 
Saturday, July 8
10:00  a.m.: Gates open
10:30 a.m.: Invaders in our town (book talk)
10:30 a.m.: Sick call & quinine call at the medical tent
10:30 a.m.: Identifying Period Jewelry talk  
11:00 a.m.:  Hard-tack making (hands-on activity)
11:00 a.m.: 1864 Base Ball game
11:00 a.m.: Medical discussion at the medical tent
noon: Meet U.S. Grant
noon: Elk Lick House Civilian Vignettes (house tour)
noon: Union Love Stories of the Civil War (talk)
12:30 p.m.: Code Wheel Making (hands-on activity)
12:30 p.m.: Tea (open to the public)
1:00 p.m.: 275 Brass (Civil War music)
1:00 p.m.: Cockade Making (hands-on activity)
1:00 p.m.: Conversation with Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis (first-person presentation)
2:00 p.m.: BATTLE 
(Note: Hands-On History Gallery in the basement of Hayner House is open during the battle. Loud noises are muffled there; visitors of all ages are invited to come down during the battle if they'd like to.)
2:30 p.m.: Surgical demonstration on the battlefield
3:00 p.m.: Invaders in our town (book talk)
3:00 p.m.: Civil War Medicine--demonstration with Debra Ruehlman
5:00 p.m.: Gates Close
 
Houses open to the public all day except during the battle. Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and U.S. Grant will be walking the grounds, and will answer questions. Tailor and sewing techniques will be demonstrated, and a mantua-maker (dressmaker) will be set up as well.  
 
Sunday, July 9
10:00 a.m.: Gates open
10:00 a.m.: Hymns & Service in our 1829 Somerset Church
10:30 a.m.: Sick & quinine call at the medical tent
10:30 a.m.: There is Crape On The Door--Mourning Superstitions & Traditions 
11:00 a.m.: Hardtack making (hands-on activity)
11:00 a.m.: Invaders on our town (book talk)
11:00 a.m.: Medical Discussion at the medical tent
noon: Meet U.S. Grant
noon:  Elk Lick House Civilian Vignettes (house tour)
noon: Confederate Love Stories of the Civil War (talk)
12:30 p.m.: Code Wheel Making (hands-on activity)
12:30 p.m.: Tea (open to the public)
1:00 p.m.: Cockade Making (hands-on activity)
1:00 p.m.: Conversation with Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis (first-person presentation)
2:00 p.m.: BATTLE
(Note: Hands-On History Gallery in the basement of Hayner House is open during the battle. Loud noises are muffled there; visitors of all ages are invited to come down during the battle if they'd like to.)
3:00 p.m. Gates Close

Shopping opportunities:

The sutlers below have registered to be on hand at Civil War Weekend so you can shop!

  • Historic Impressions (have an old-fashioned photo taken)
  • K & K Mercantile (living history supplies)
  • Ladies’ Living History Society of Greater Cincinnati (resale living history supplies)
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Sister Anthony O’Connell Auxiliary
  • Jeremiah’s Trading Post (old-fashioned toys, knives, jewelry, and more)
  • Soaring Raven (Native American flutes)
  • David Selcer, author of historical fiction book Lincoln's Hat
  • Our own gift shop and concession stand will also be open.
 
 

 

 
Re-enactors: Use the links below for registration information:
Online registration for 2017 is live! 
Eventbrite - Civil War Weekend at Heritage Village--Reenactor Registration