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October 26, 2013 - October 27, 2013
All Day
Time Details:
Various activities run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday
Allen Heritage Village
450 E. St. Mary
Allen, TX 75002
Free; food and drink available for purchase
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Civil War Comes to Life

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Allen Heritage Guild marks the 150th anniversary of the "War between the States" with a reenactment of the Civil War.

The annual Civil War reenactment presented by Allen Heritage Guild marks the 150th anniversary of the "War between the States." Stroll through the grounds as living historians demonstrate infantry equipment, weapons, rations, drills, camp life, cooking, medical treatments, blacksmithing and more.

Note-ably North Texas Chorus and Allen Community Theatre will host "dress the lady" clothing demonstrations and a tea party on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., "Stories Around the Campfire" features the music of Megan and Leah Bynum (twin fiddlers). At 7 p.m., activities conclude with letters from the war and musical entertainment from the Keltic Dead.

Sunday encampment opens at 11 a.m. with a  debate about secession at 1 p.m. The day concludes with a skirmish and musket firing at 2 p.m. and a medical demonstration at 3 p.m.