The Civil War still fascinates American history buffs to this day. As the only time in American history when the country faced a rift deep enough to rip the nation apart, the lessons learned from the Civil War are extremely important to carry with us through all time. Conner Prairie presents Civil War Days Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, 2010 at their living Indianapolis museum. Admission to this Indianapolis education event is FREE with general admission to Conner Prairie. Join in a host of Civil War focused activities including a live reenactment of a Civil War battle.
For one weekend only, Conner Prairie transforms into a Civil War battleground. The battle heats up as horses charge, cannons fire and reenactors traversed the United States to bring this piece of 1860’s history to life at Conner Prairie. Indianapolis kids and their parents will be fascinated to see firsthand what life was like for both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Ask them questions and get your picture taken as they prepare for battle.
But Conner Prairie’s Civil War Days is about more than just a reenacted battle. Visitors can learn about Civil War era photography, field hospital operations, rifle and small arms and camp life for soldiers on both sides of the conflict. Learn and join in singing Civil War era songs, hear stories and enjoy traditional Southern fare, soul food that’s legacy is still alive today. Plus, meet Abraham Lincoln as he strolls the grounds of Conner Prairie and listen to him deliver the Emancipation Proclamation, which granted freedom to all enslaved individuals.
Marvel at the precision of troops as they prepare for battle by practicing their infantry drill. With make and take activities like building your own scale covered wagon or dipping candles, you’ll always have a memento of this educational day. You won’t want to miss this exciting Indianapolis event, chance to delve deep into Civil War history and experience firsthand what life was like for a war torn America. While your are there learn how you can help Conner Prairie commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War by helping them build a walkway of personalized bricks.
After a fun filled day of excitement at Conner Praire Living History Park in Fishers, Indiana, head to any of these great Indianapolis restaurants for a bite to eat. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events or Information on Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis arts to Indianapolis sports and everything in between. This is Katelyn Coyne saying, “Get out in Indy and find some fun! Make the Circle City your playground.”
Civil War Days
May 15 and 16, 2010
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