*UPDATE* Civil War Encampment

Friday, April 27-Sunday, April 29, 2012-Rain, shine or snow!-GCC Lima Campus Center


What: Civil War Encampment

When: Friday, April 27-Sunday, April 29, 2012 -Rain, shine or snow!-

Where:GCC Lima Campus Center- 7285 Gale Road (1 mile north of Lima on 15A), Lima, NY 14485

Who: Everyone welcome

Authentic Civil War Artifacts belonging to Dr. Otis will be on display inside the campus center, along with an ongoing exhibit of 19th Century newspapers.

Genesee Community College continues its series of events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with an encampment on the grounds of the Lima Campus Center

The encampment begins with re-enactors in authentic soldier costumes setting up Union and Confederate camps on Friday evening, and continues through Sunday morning, with an interfaith service lead by the Rev. Gary Hakes, whose sermon will be authentic to the 1860’s.

On Saturday, visitors can tour the camps, learn about battlefield cooking and medical care, hear a lecture on the Underground Railroad, watch a skirmish between the camps, see demonstrations of quilting, knitting and fiber spinning, and listen to the famed Excelsior Fife and Drum band—Skirmishes will get underway at 2:00 pm and hands-on displays of period crafts begin at 3:00pm!

For more about the encampment, visit: http://www.genesee.edu/news/articles/dspArticle/3846/

Directions to the Lima Campus Center are available here:

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