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Living History Day

The Battle of Sacramento Reenactment Committee extends an invitation to educators and their students to participate in a Living History Educational Day Program scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2016. This educational and fun event begins at 9 am and ends around 2 pm.

Admission fee is $3/student and $5/adults. This also includes a souvenir button that will give you entrance to the entire weekend events! While Friday does not include an actual reenactment, students will be able to view the civilian camps and see how people lived during this era. Period crafts and demonstrations will be presented throughout the day. There will also be demonstrations in the authentic camps, hospital units and typical camp life for a soldier. Period merchantiles will be open for shopping and browsing. Click here to check out our Sutler page.

If your school did not receive a packet of information and registration form, contact Marilyn Green by clicking here or calling (270) 792-5300.
To register online, just email us the name of your school or group, your contact information, the number of students as well as chaperones/teachers you will be bringing on Friday and the number of entry buttons you will need by May 15th.
(Please note: entry buttons also enable students to come back on Saturday and Sunday to see the Battle and visit the camps at no additional cost)

2016 Living History Day includes:

Demonstrations of:

  • soap making,
  • weaving,
  • broom making
  • blacksmithing
  • wood working
  • tin making from period war tools
  • Period homelife by the Reckner Family),
  • "Mail Call" by Cobbs Battery,
  • "Sick Call" - field hospital units,
  • Demonstration of civil engineering tools and items
  • Performances by dulcimer musicians playing period music
  • Artillery demonstration
  • Tours of Civil War camps and Sutler shops
  • Period games

Plus many concessions including:

  • Home made ice cream
  • Fresh squeezed lemonade
  • Kettle corn
  • Root Beer
  • Walking tacos and much more!

Special guests include General & Mrs. Robert E. Lee, General &
Mrs. Grant and President Lincoln. Friday evening includes live music, lantern tour storytelling and a spectacular night cannon demonstration.

(Below see some of the past participants.)

Many more photos from Living History Days can be found by clicking here.