Civil War Living History Day at Wooster library

Civil War Living History Day at Wooster library

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The eighth annual Civil War Living History Day will be held at the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Library on Saturday, May 7. The free event, hosted by the Wayne County Civil War Roundtable in conjunction with the library, will be from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. inside and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside and is open to the public.

A highlight of the day will be the 73rd OVI Regimental Band directed by John Huffman with their original Civil War instruments playing Civil War-era songs. Other highlights will be the 41st OVI soldiers set up in the front yard of the library, plus other CW “characters.”

During the day attendees will be able to listen to music and visit with the soldiers, their encampment and Civil War officers, both North and South. Civil War nurse “Mother” Bickerdyke, President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, Civil War-era spinning and weaving demonstrations, artifacts, literature, and more are expected.

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