Civil War Winter Quarters

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

November 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Location: Sommer Park, 6329 N. Koerner Road, Edwards, IL 61528

Phone: (309) 691-8423


Event Description

October 22, 2013 Updated Oct 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM CDT

November 16: 10am–4pm and November 17: 10am–3pm. $5/vehicle. History comes to life at Sommer Park as Civil War soldiers construct winter quarters and prepare for their winter encampment. Living Historians in authentic uniforms will use period tools and construction methods to build handmade wooden shelters to protect themselves from the approaching winter weather. Activities will also include mail call, drill and ceremonies, and daily camp life.

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