Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nov. 8: Free Living History - Civil War

In honor of Veterans Day 2011 and the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the Village of Montgomery will offer a free living history presentation on the Civil War on Tuesday, November 8th at 10:00 a.m. at the Montgomery Village Hall. If you have ever wondered what it was like to fight in the Civil War, this is an opportunity to find out. Historian and author Robert I. Girardi will discuss the experience of the Civil War soldier using uniforms, weapons and artifacts to describe what the soldiers wore, the equipment they used, the food they ate and the medical care they received. Girardi will discuss the nature of army life, the motivations of the soldiers and the conditions in which they gave service. This is a hands on, interactive presentation, so questions are welcome.

This free presentation is being offered by the Village of Montgomery. There is no charge and the event is handicapped accessible. The monthly Senior Lunch and activity will begin at 11:00 a.m. after the presentation. There is a $4 suggested donation for the lunch.

For additional information on this event, please call the Montgomery Village Hall at (630) 896-8080 ext. 1227.

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