Huzzah! Travel back to the 1860s during Civil War Day at the National Canal Museum
On Saturday, October 6, numerous members of the Confederation of Union Generals will be encamped outside the National Canal Museum for Civil War Day in Hugh Moore Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Union Generals authentically portray notable and colorful historical figures from the American Civil War era to educate the public and honor the service of the persons portrayed. At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the group will put on their signature “Meet the Generals”, an interactive presentation to introduce park visitors to each figure’s role and accomplishments during the “War of the Rebellion”. In between presentations, the re-enactors will be on hand to answer questions about life during the Civil War, demonstrate period activities, and pose for photographs (don’t be surprised if they ask you what a photograph is though!). It is especially fitting to explore the Civil War era alongside the Lehigh Canal as the canal was a major transportation route for anthracite coal, which powered the North’s industrial advantage.
Located in Easton’s Hugh Moore Park, the National Canal Museum is open on weekends October through December 23, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Rides on the mule-drawn canal boat will take place at 12, 1, and 2 p.m. during Civil War Day and re-enactors will be aboard each ride. Participation in the Civil War day activities is free. Museum and canal boat admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (65 and above), $9 for children (3-15), and free for children under three. Additional information on the museum is available by phoning 610-923-3548 x400 or by visiting www.canals.org. Learn more about the Confederation of Union Generals at www.uniongenerals.org.