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NCWM Community Free Day

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Time: 10:00am- 4:00pm

Price: Free


National Civil War Museum
1 Lincoln Circle At Reservoir Park
Harrisburg, PA

Please join us with friends and family on our community free day to celebrate Black History Month! As President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address encompassed the emotions of the American struggle, The National Civil War Museum portrays this struggle as a timeline, from the issues straining the nation through the war's conclusion at Appomattox Court House.

Family Activities:

10am-4pm: USCT Display & Living History
10am-4pm: Period clothing station for children and adults to try on and take selfies
10am-4pm: Coloring Activity Station
10am-4pm: Living History – Officers for the Union
10am-4pm: Living History – Ladies for the Union

The Long Hill String Band (10:30am, Noon, 2:30pm)

Recruitment into the Army with Dean Auchenbach (11:30am)


11am: Kevin M. Levin (Independent Scholar) – "Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Mot Persistent Myth"
Noon: Eric J. Mink (Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park) – "The Fight at Alrich Farm – May 15, 1864"
1:45pm: James Hayney – Portraying President Abraham Lincoln
3pm: Sharon L. Williams, Ed.D. (Retired Educator) – "The Life and Times of Ephraim Slaughter – USCT"

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