Meadville Tribune

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August 29, 2013

Muster in the Park this weekend in Diamond

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MEADVILLE — Mary Spicer can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at mspicer@meadvilletribune.com.

 

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.

Saturday

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.

Sunday

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.

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