Monday, July 30, 2012

Civil War Sunday Report

I am tired..it was a day.  Approximately 75 people attended.  I had hoped for more..but it is what it is.  Daughter Jen said “ Mom it is a success if one person shows up.”  She also left me a licorice pipe on the table at home..my favorite treat!
There were a number of children who attended.
Adam at Civil War Sunday
Adam
Noah and Dave
Noah and Daniel
Mustering in new soldiers
New recruits..they passed the all your fingers and toes test (no farm accidents), their teeth were inspected …you need four good teeth to rip the paper off the powder to load your weapon..and they knew their right from their left.
Civil Warc Sunday Two
It was a fun afternoon.
Civil War re enactors
The re enactors were awesome.  They traveled from Grand Forks North Dakota.  They volunteer their time to educate the public about the Civil War.  They are an interesting and highly educated group of people.  It was a pleasure to welcome them to the Museum.
Museum Civil War Sunday one I know the women are dying to see more of this dress.
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I asked her what she carried in her bag..she replied “Today only my gloves.”  I asked her if she could sit down comfortably..and she showed me that yes she could.  One of my volunteers said perhaps I should dress up like that everyday in the museum.  That is probably not happening:)
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25 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos . Looks like all had fun ! Have a great day !

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  2. Congratulations on having 75 people show up! It looks like it was a complete success, and too bad for those who missed it. You are quite a resource for the museum yourself, and you have every right to be tired. Glad it went so well, and thanks for the pictures.

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  3. What?, you don't want to dress like the 1800's every day? Great shots, I hope the re-enactors weren't too warm wearing all that heavy clothing. Have a great and more relaxed week.

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  4. I am happy for you that everything went so well. i enjoy the Civil War Re-enactments and find them and the volunteers so very informative. I love American history and I am glad that there are people out there helping to preserve it for future generations.

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  5. Is the "Thief" sign a form of punishment? It reminded me of a news report last winter in Indianapolis, a mother made her son stand on a street corner wearing a sign that said, "I'm a liar, and I used drugs" or something like that. It was quite controversial as people thought that was child abuse. I found it interesting. A single black mom in the inner city was dispirit in my opinion.

    I've always been more interested with early American history but have recently started to study Civil War history. Those Civil War re-enactors really bring it alive!

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  6. I think that a turnout of 75 was great! Those Civil War re-enactors sure do a good job and what fun for the people who come to the event. Thanks to those in our country who re-enact our history for our education and enjoyment. It sounds to me like your program was a great success. Word will get around about what fun it was and more will attend next time?

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  7. Well done on your successful day - and thanks for posting the photos. It looks like an interesting afternoon out!

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  8. It sounds, and looks, like a great day. You had wonderful weather for it. Now that's over - you can relax (ha ha ha)

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  9. That sounds like a great turnout to me, especially since it's summer,and many are away on holidays. Congrats on a successful day.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  10. It looks like great fun! Love all the costumes.

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  11. The costumes are great. It looks like everyone was having fun. Congratulations!

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  12. I have been waiting on the rest of the Indian story but can't find it? linda

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  13. I did find it and I appreciate you posting the story. We don't know enough about these days and how these people make it in the west.linda

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  14. In this heat I think 75 was a good turnout. The re-enactors must have been so hot in those clothes, but how great they looked! Love that dress and bonnet. I wish you had had more visitors, but if they do this every year it will grow by word of mouth. I bet you were so glad it was over, though. Congrats!! Looks like a success to me!! :):):)

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  15. PS I just finished reading the account of the Indian War and I commend you for helping preserve that piece of history! Was personal, enlightening, touching, and sometimes shocking. Kudos, Museum Lady!!! :):)

    PSS I forgot to tell you how much I adore your new header. ;)

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  16. Thanks for sharing the photos. Wish I could have visited with you.

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  17. Sounds like a fun and informative day.
    Oh my, that dress, you could smuggle a small army in under that:)
    Walking around in that must be a bit like a dog having to wear the cone of shame!

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  18. Dressing in costume emphasizes the ideas you are trying to get across. Good idea.

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  19. Wonderful pictures! I agree it was a great success. Word will get out and next time the crowd will be doubled!

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  20. Civil War reenactments are the BEST! The ones who weren't there don't know what they were missing!

    Loved the pics. But you are right. I doubt that was "comfortable" sitting OR standing! Nix that idea of having you add that to your job description =/

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  21. Reenactments are great!! You should get several outfits and wear them to work...just think of the new folks that would come just to see what you are wearing...

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  22. Hope that the weather was not oppressive as these costumes look like they would be very uncomfortable.

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  23. WONDERFUL! I wish I could see a re eenactiment just one time!


    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  24. Glad the day was a good one! Bet they were all warm - it's been so hot! You do such a good job there Connie.

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  25. That is so cool! I wish I could have attended. That's funny about you dressing up like that....and your retort! LOL! They all look wonderful. I think it was a success!

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