Historic site in Frederick to host Civil War-themed event

July 9, 2013 by  

Individuals and families from Frederick are encouraged to immerse themselves in a recreation of Civil War-era life at Rose Hill Manor Park and Children’s Museum.

This weekend, the grounds will become the scene of a replica military encampment and a variety of activities related to the War Between the States. Stationery printing may be on the increase as staff members from Rose Hill reach out to the historians, re-enactors, and vendors who have agreed to participate in this two-day event.

The festivities will be held partially in commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place in Pennsylvania 150 years ago this month. The state of Maryland played an important role in this conflict, as Confederate forces traveled through Frederick and other towns on their march northward. Frederick also served as a Union headquarters during the war.

Those who attend the event will see realistic portrayals of daily life for soldiers in both the Union and Confederate armies, who encamped themselves at Rose Hill at various times during the war. They will also see battle reenactments, complete with horses and cannon.

Experts will be on hand to offer lectures about a number of topics relating to the war. The event will also feature music, an 1860s fashion show, and flag ceremonies. Vendors will be present to sell food, beverages, and handicrafts.

The reenactment event is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. It will be open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Saturday and from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Sunday. Admission will cost $3.