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Civil War Comes Alive!
The day-long Civil War Comes Alive! is meant to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
Activities will be held at the Bartow History Museum, Booth Western Art Museum and on the Booth's festival grounds.
Visitors will be able to experience what life was like on the home front, listen to authentic music, chat with soldiers from the Union and Confederate armies, view Civil War art and artifacts, watch cannon demonstrations and much more.
Schedule of Events
- 10:30 to 11 a.m.—Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
- 11 a.m. to noon—Concert by the 8th Regiment Band
- 12 to 12:30 p.m.—Soldier's life demonstration
- 12:30 to 1 p.m.—Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
- 1 to 2 p.m.—Concert by the 8th Regiment Band
- 2 to 2:30 p.m.—"The Rest of the Story: Letters Written by Members of the U.S. Colored Troops"
- 2:30 to 3 p.m.—Soldier's life demonstration
- 3 to 3:30 p.m.—Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
- 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Concert by Historical Echoes
BHM and BWAM Members: FREE
Seniors (65+): $8
Children (12 and under): $3
Active Military (with ID): FREE
More About Booth Western Art Museum
Offering free admission on the first Thursday of each month from 4pm to 8pm as community outreach, Booth Western Art Museum is a 120,000-square-foot facility featuring contemporary Western American art in the main galleries and historic Western art, Civil War art, presidential portraits and letters, Western movie posters and Western illustration in other galleries. For children, the Sagebrush Ranch gallery offers interactive education about art and Western America. Special events include Art for Lunch, normally the first Wednesday of each month, from 12:15 to 1pm. Evening lectures are usually the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm.