The museum is offering a family-friendly way to learn, experience and participate in Civil War events firsthand during a living history weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
An encampment of dedicated re-enactors will conduct realistic events, demonstrate soldier and civilian activities, don period clothing and explain the culture during the Civil War years.
"While we will not have battle re-enactments, people can come and learn about the many different aspects of the war and gain a better understanding of the time and sacrifices that were made," said
People will have the opportunity to visit with Carpenter's Battery, an artillery unit for the
"Carpenter's Battery, which was also known as Stonewall Jackson's artillery, will bring a cannon and explain how it works and what battles in which it was used," Smith said.
Since the early 1980s, the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves has been a living history re-enactment unit portraying a Union infantry regiment of the American Civil War.
A costumed ladies auxiliary will talk about the
"We also will have a special exhibit, 'The Civil War and the
There also will be hands-on activities for children and tours of the museum.
Smith said the restored facility is completely furnished with period pieces.
"Visitors can tour nine rooms, including the common room, serving kitchen, ladies parlor and six bedrooms," Smith said.
The 90-minute tour includes the original inn, and three reconstructed outbuildings: a cookhouse, blacksmith shop and barn, all completely furnished with period pieces.
"We will have a blacksmith on hand for the living history weekend," Smith said.
Hours for the event are
Cost of admission is
Information: 724-238-6818 or visit http://www.compass inn.com.
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