Zoar Hosts Civil War Living History Experience for Students

Public, private and home-schooled students will learn about life on the battlefield and the home front during Historic Zoar Village’s Civil War School Day on Friday, Sept. 23. The cost is $4 per student and free for teachers.

Interactive learning through demonstrations and hands-on activities

Students learn about Civil War artillery, cavalry, and infantry battle tactics from uniformed reenactors. Historic Zoar museum buildings provide a backdrop for life on the home front. Costumed volunteers at more than 20 activity stations share what life was really like for 1860s soldiers and civilians, with demonstrations ranging from rolling bandages to baking hardtack.

Throughout the village, students visit with several historical figures, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, abolitionist Harriet Tubman, Mother Bickerdyke, and Jenny Wade, the only civilian killed in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Additional activities include an educational presentation about Zoar’s pacifism and patriotism during wartime.

Registration is required and must be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 16. To register, call Becka Lash at 330-874-3011.

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