MEADVILLE — Mary Spicer can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muster in the Park
Meadville’s Diamond Park will be the scene of Muster in the Park, a living history event hosted by the 150th Pennsylvania Bucktails reenacting unit.
The event is free and open to the public of all ages.
Begins at 9 a.m. with cannon fire and a fife and drum performance.
Schedules will be available at the event; tentative plans include half-hour sessions beginning at quarter-to and quarter-past each hour on topics including:
The history of Samuel Pfeiffer, the flagbearer portrayed on the Civil War memorial at the southern end of the park;
Women in the ranks, uniforms, 150th regimental history;
“Hometown Hero” talks on a variety of topics;
Demonstrations featuring cavalry, Gatling guns and medical techniques of the day; a period fashion show, ladies tea fundraiser; drilling, marching and musical presentations.
The evening will end with “Taps” at 9 p.m.
The event opens at 9 a.m. with cannon fire followed by a military drill and marching.
A Civil War church service will begin at 10 a.m.; attendees are invited to bring folding chairs.
Half-hour talks and demonstrations will begin at quarter-after and quarter-to each hour beginning at 11:15 a.m.
Closing ceremonies will begin at 12:30 p.m.