Massena, N.Y. – Yanks and Johnny Rebs will be at it again during the St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s annual Civil War Reenactment Weekend at Robert Moses State Park, Massena. The sights and sounds of the Civil War will fill the air at the 16th annual Civil War Reenactment Saturday and Sunday July 29-30. The event is sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union, with additional support from Stewart’s Shops, Gene and Connie Barto, Niles Asset Management, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Massena AMVETS Post #4, and Gouverneur VFW Post #6338.
Union and Confederate reenactors will stage mock battles, perform military drills, talk about camp life, and demonstrate cooking, spinning, ladies’ aid, cannon firing, and medical practices. There will also be a children's muster, a court martial, historical displays, and period music. Military and civilian reenactors from New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario and Quebec, Canada are expected to attend, as well as sutlers, vendors of period goods and clothing.
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association presents the weekend, which is hosted by the Alexander’s Battery reenactment unit. Admission is $4 per person per day, with a maximum charge of $16 per vehicle; veterans and children 6 and under enter free. For more information, call SLCHA at 315-386-8133, e-mail email@example.com, or visit the website at www.slcha.org
The military camps are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday. Mock battles will be at 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Closing ceremonies will follow the Sunday battle. The Marine Corps League, St. Lawrence County Detachment #408 provides a food concession both days.
The Historical Association is a membership organization open to anyone interested in St. Lawrence County history. For more information, or to become a member, contact the SLCHA at 315-386-8133, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , or on the web at www.slcha.org SLCHA’s exhibits and programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photo Caption: Young people line up for the children's muster at last year’s Civil War Reenactment Weekend. Don’t miss St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s 16th annual Civil War Reenactment, Saturday and Sunday, July 29-30 at Robert Moses State Park in Massena, sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union.
Contact: Sue Longshore, Executive Director, St. Lawrence County Historical Assn.
315-386-8133, e-mail Suel@slcha.org