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Civil War Encampment on Framingham Centre Common

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 2:04 pm on May 4, 2012
Civil War Encampment  on Framingham Centre Common (2012)

Civil War Encampment on Framingham Centre Common, May 4th - 6th, 2012

FRAMINGHAM, MA - This weekend, May 4th - May 6th, 2012, the Framingham History Center will roll back the calendar to the 1860's as Civil War reenactors setup camp on the Village Green, (Framingham Centre Common) as part of Framingham's ongoing celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.

Union and Confederate troops will pitch their tents, along with sutlers, (food and provision sellers). There will be artillery demonstrations, a blacksmith forge and period actors including a review of troops by then President Abraham Lincoln, presentations by Julia Ward Howe, (prominent American abolitionist, social activist, poet and author of "The Battle of the Republic"),  and Framingham's own war hero General George H. Gordon!

All activities will be held rain or shine.

Civil War Encampment Schedule

May 4th - May 6th, 2012


Friday May 4th, 2012:

4:00pm-9:00pm, Camp Open to Public

7:00 pm, Bill Wellington's Uncle Tom’s Cabin*


 Saturday - May 5th, 2012:

9:00am-9:00pm, Camp Open to Public

9:00am-11:00am, Drills and Demonstrations

10:00am, Cannon firing

10:00am-4:00pm, Exhibits Open, Treasure Hunts for Children */**

10:30am, President Lincoln Review of Troops

11:00am-2:00pm, Authors’ Book Signings *

12:30-1:30pm, Wash and Wax The Soldier Statue and Scouts' Ice Cream Social

1:00-3:00pm, Drills and Demonstrations

1:30pm, Cannon firing

2:00pm, "Preserving the Edgell Memorial Library" *

4:00pm Life of a Soldier – Tour of Camp

7:00-8:30pm Music “hoe-down” on the Common



Sunday May 6th, 2012:

9:00am-4:00pm Camp Open to Public

9:00am Church Service at Edgell Grove Cemetery Chapel

9:30am-3:00pm Tours at Edgell Grove Cemetery (Chapel Open)

9:30am-2:00pm Blacksmith's Forge

10:00am-4:00pm Exhibits Open / Treasure Hunts for Children */**

12:30pm Saxonville Mills Presentation by Kevin Swope*

1:00pm Cannon Firing

2:00pm Ladies Auxiliary Tea*** (SOLD OUT)



All non-asterisked activities are free and open to public.

For programs requiring an admission button cost is $5.00 per person, (maximum $20 per family). Buttons will be available on site.

* Edgell Memorial Library – Admission Button Required

** The Academy – Admission Button Required

*** Village Hall - $20/ticket

Framingham Centre Common is located at the corner of Edgell Rd. and Vernon St., just north of Rt. 9 at the Framingham State University exit.

For more information visit the Framingham History Center website.




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