Monday, June 20, 2011

Civil War Week continues in Lake County - June 21-24, 2011

Recent blogs highlighted General Jack Casement, Samuel Butler, Eber Howe, and James A. Garfield.  All were Lake County Civil War  notables.  The story of former slaves Lewis and Milton Clarke's evening in Madison Twp, and the USS Michigan / N. Rasmussen connection to Fairport are still other memorable events.  A Civil War re-enactment that included artillery demonstrations, sutlers, marches, drills, and camp life took place over this past weekend at the Lake County History Center.  Civil War 150 Ohio continues this week with a series of interesting single day events that explore some unique aspects of that era.

Tuesday, June 21 - 1-4pm - "Soldier's Songs" explore the world of Civil War music.  Emphasis will be placed on the importance of music in the daily lives of the soldiers and various tunes will be performed live for the visitors that day.  Unique pieces to the LCHS collection will be available for viewing.  

Wednesday, June 22 - 11:30-1pm - The Civil War comes to Fairport Harbor.  Visitors will convene on the iconic Fairport Harbor Lighthouse reservation and the curator will provide an outdoor and indoor tour of the unique Fairport Harbor Historical Society Civil War collection.  Highlights will include abolitionist activities, war history of the USS Michigan foremast, and the biographies of two famous keepers of the era.  Free - tower restoration donation welcomed.

Wednesday, June 22 - 1-4pm - "Hardtack to Home Cooked" - What were the foods popular during the war years and how were they prepared?  Culinary exploration from the battlefield to the kitchen will be the day's program.

Thursday, June 23 - 1-4pm - "Medicines and Miracles" will be the presentation.  A lack of medical knowledge affected both sides during the war.  Thousands of lives may have been lost during the War between the States, but remarkable innovations saved many more and paved the way to trauma care improvements. 

Friday, June 24 - 10am&1pm - The Western Reserve Railroad Museum will feature an interactive Civil War era program for children ages 5-12.  A fee is involved.

LCHS Program Fees -  $5 adults, $3 children for indivdual dates.  Entire series - $18,$10  Non-members add $1-2 for adults.
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