Civil War Living History To Play Out In Maywood Again On May 12

Sunday, May 6, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Re-enactors during last year’s Civil War Living History event in Maywood. | File  

Historians and actors will converge on Maywood next weekend for the fourth annual Civil War Living History.

The free event, which is sponsored by the village of Maywood Historic Preservation Commission and the Friends of the Maywood Home for Soldiers’ Widows, will take place on Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in front of the Maywood Home for Soldiers’ Widows, at the northwest corner of 1st Ave. and Lake St. in Maywood.

“Those who attend will be able to see up close what tools were used back then and how they were used,” said Vicki Haas, one of the event organizers and a commission member.

“Guests will be able to speak and interact with the actors,” Haas said. “People should bring their friends and family members. They’ll have a great time!”

Haas said that actors will be dressed in Civil War-era uniforms while portraying the 10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and 26th Regiment United States Colored Troops.

“Historical interpreters and living historians will take the audience on a spectacular time
travel journey, with both black and white troops represented,” she said.

“This living history event will include men and women who will set up camp, march, perform a firing demonstration, hold a presentation of arms and conduct other drills,” Haas added. “The re-enactors will be wearing and using authentic items from the Civil War. The public is welcome to dress in period clothing.”

For more information, to volunteer and to exhibit, contact Vicki Haas at victoriahaas@cs.com or (708) 289-7105. VFP 

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