WESTON, Conn. -- A team of Civil War re-enactors is set to join the Weston Historical Society this weekend as the group begins a month-long celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of the war's end.
Members of the historical society will have the opportunity to attend a preview of the exhibit, Remembering the Civil War, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will open to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday and run during scheduled hours until Oct. 25.
Saturday's event will feature a live encampment of Company F of the Connecticut 14th Regiment. Re-enactors dressed in period clothing will display textiles and tools of the era, including those used by doctors and soldiers.
Cooking and camp building demonstrations also will take place. Children will be allowed to lead regimental drills and will have the chance to have their photograph taken by a period photographer.
Saturday's event, which is open to families at a cost of $20 and individuals at a cost of $5, is to be held at the historical society's grounds at 104 Weston Road. It will conclude at 3 p.m.
The exhibit, available from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and by appointment, also features letters, historical accounts, family lore, period books, a short film and a number of photographs and period lithographs that trace the war's battles on both land and sea. To learn more, call 203-226-1804 .
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