Tag: Civil War Living History

Don’t Call It A Re-Enactment — On May 12 Maywood Was A Stage For Living History

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 || By Elizabeth Abunaw || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Living historians dramatize Civil War history on the corner of First and Lake in Maywood on May 12. | Courtesy Laura Rogers 

Replica flags? Check. Period pieces like guns dating to the mid-19th Century? Check. Actors dressed in historical clothing? Check. Abraham Lincoln? Check.

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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.

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Civil War Living History Set for Saturday, May 13

Civil War reenactment

Gerry Bliss, portraying Capt. Lindsey Carr, shows the crowd a piece of historical ammunition at last year’s living history.| File

Thursday, May 11, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

The Friends of the Maywood Home for Soldiers Widows and the Village of Maywood are gearing up for the annual Civil War Living History, which is set to take place on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. , outside of the Soldiers Widows Home, 224 N. 1st Ave. in Maywood.

Each living history comprises historical interpreters and historians who participate in a demonstration, replete with pitched tents, a smoldering fire, decorated soldiers and an army hospital.

Tom Kus, the chairman of the Maywood Historical Preservation Commission, said at last year’s event that  the demonstration serves to pitch the historical building’s future while celebrating the past.

Kus said the commission wants to see the historical home, which has been derelict since a 2003 fire, renovated and put back to use. In 2012, the building was listed by Landmarks Illinois as one of the state’s 10 most endangered historical places. VFP

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