April 21, 2017

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL PARK'S CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY & SATURDAY SKIRMISH

For Immediate Release
April 21, 2017

 
Civil War Living History & Saturday Skirmish
Friday and Saturday, April 28-29
9:00 am – 1:00 pm on Friday AND 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday
Confederate Memorial Park, Marbury, Alabama


Confederate Memorial Park and the Alabama Historical Commission are pleased to announce the annual Civil War Living History & Saturday Skirmish taking place on April 28-29, 2017.

Admission to all outdoor activities is FREE. Admission charged for museum visit. Schools can visit the state of the art CMP museum at the group admission rate of $2.00 per person – limited to ten groups on Friday (contact museum for reservations). No reservations necessary on Saturday; All admission $2 per person.

Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Students (and the public) will experience “up close and personal" outdoor living history demonstrations performed by authentically uniformed & equipped Union and Confederate reenactors.

Civil War Living History Demonstrations and Activities Include:
Infantry drill & firing
Cavalry horses & equipment
Artillery firing
Commissary and Wagon
Soldier’s Equipment
Uniforms
Music
Flags
Civilian life
Infantry Drill (student participation)
Civil War Camp of Instruction including barracks, officers’ quarters, commissary, and guard house

Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am: More “up close and personal” Civil War living history demos.

Saturday, 1:00 pm: Civil War Skirmish 

For more information, museum reservations, souvenir purchases, or other details contact the Park at 205-755-1990 or alacmp@bellsouth.net.

The park also offers free self-guided tours of the site of Alabama’s only Home for Confederate veterans including two cemeteries where 298 veterans rest along with 15 veterans wives and widows. The site showcases a nature trail which combines an Alabama “Treasure Forest” with features from the Soldiers’ Home.

Find Confederate Memorial Park on Facebook or visit ahc.alabama.gov

Confederate Memorial Park is an historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission and is located at 437 Co Rd 63, Marbury, AL 36051.

About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit http://ahc.alabama.gov/  


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