Are you a history buff who loves the Civil War era, or just somebody who loves to dress up in period dress...or just need something fun and interesting to do on a Saturday? Well, I have something for you to do. Come visit the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum this Saturday, October 26th for a Civil War re-enactment and period dance. They are celebrating 150 years of the Battle of Westport and this year 's theme is "Order Number 11." The Battle of Westport was the biggest war west of the Mississippi and the Westport Historical Society and Kelly's Irish brigade would love to have you our to celebrate and learn and experience more about this momentous occasion. Come see the re-enactment of the signing of Order Number 11, walk through a war encampment, listen to period music and watch skirmishes throughout the day. Strike up a conversation with soldiers and they will tell you what life was like in the 1860s, tell stories about the war or even tell ghost stories around the campfire. This is a free event and it runs from 11am to 4pm at the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum. A period dance will start at 4pm, all dances will be called and instructions provided, they are asking you to wear period dress, but if you don't have access to any, don't worry you can come as you are! So, come out, have fun and learn about the biggest war west of the Mississippi!
October 22, 2013