The annual CIVIL WAR DAYS at Har-Ber Village Museum is a two-day weekend event this year held on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, from 9am-3:30pm.
The Holmes Brigade Minstrels (above) will play their music during the day on both days and will present a concert Saturday night in the Event Tent. The concert will be free, but donations are suggested. The Har-Ber Village Café will be serving dinner that evening until 8pm—so come and enjoy one of their delicious prime rib or chicken fried steak dinners and then attend the concert!
Gain a better understanding of Civil War history, hear the perspectives of a variety of re-enactors, and learn facts about history that you may not have learned in school! Highlights of this special event include: the Holmes Brigade Minstrels; re-enactor groups representing 22nd Arkansas, 77th Pennsylvania (below bottom left) and 4th Missouri; the Burnt Press District sutler (below bottom right); and tin and copper smith Robert Stone.
Also on the schedule for this year’s special event are a Federal Army Corp of Engineers demonstration and exhibit (below top left), a military weapons display, an Army field hospital, a refuge camp and ladies’ soldiers’ aide society. Civilian life will be demonstrated through hearth cooking, flax spinning, weaving, and quilting. Historic trades and crafts include leather working, broom making, blacksmithing, banjo making and cane carving.
Most of these activities will take place on both Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday morning, an interdenominational re-enactor-led church service will be held in the Picnic Pavilion at 10 a.m. All are invited.
All activities are included with regular admission unless otherwise noted.
Another new activity this year—Prof. Drummond (left) Tintype and Photographic Likenesses! Just back from Shiloh, Jefferson, Texas and other recent skirmishes, Prof. Drummond will be at Har-Ber Village for a limited engagement. Known for providing quality, yet inexpensive, photographic mementos for soldiers to send their loved ones before marching to battle.
Saturday and Sunday, May 20 & 21, 2017, 9am-3:30pm
Previous events have included activities highlighting both the soldier's (Civil War Pictures and Artwork, Solidier's Rations, Surgeon, Refugee Camp, Civil War Sutler, Field Hospital, Soldier's Camps, Author Steve Cottrell Talk and Video: Native Americans in the Civil War) and the civilian's (Period Games, Hearth Cooking, Butter Churning, Laundry, Blacksmithing, Weaving & Quilting, Spinning, Basket Weaving, Quilting, Natural Dyeing, Print Shop, Banjo Maker, Broom Maker, period music, storytelling) daily life.