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Cherryfield Living History Day

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CHERRYFIELD – Join the Campbell House as they host Cherryfield’s Living history Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. Admission is free under age 18, and $5 for adults.  The Campbell House is located opposite the Cherryfield Town Office and Post Office on Rt.1. Visitors will park in the town office parking lot. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 26.  Cherryfield Living History Day is sponsored by the Cherryfield-Narraguagus Historical Society, with funding help from the Maine Humanities Council. For information, contact Pat Olsen 546-3720, Kathy Upton 546-2076, or e-mail info@cherryfieldhistorical.com.

Members of the Company B 20th Regiment Maine engage with visitors and teach about life as a Civil War soldier, in their roles as historic characters. Students can enlist, drill, and learn about military life in the 1800s. Soldiers will eat hearth cooked meals, and share 1860s music and song with visitors around the campfire.

There will be a noontime salute and wreath-laying at the grave of Brigadier General Hiram Burnham, whose New York Times obituary stated, “It is simple truth to say that a braver and more conscientious soldier never lived.”

Visitors will enjoy demonstrations and hands-on activities of skills such as spinning, weaving, cooking, woodworking and children games from the 1800s. Cherryfield’s historic Ricker Blacksmith Shop will be open and Cherryfield students will introduce visitors to the politics and important issues of the 1800s. Who voted for statehood for Maine — and who didn’t? Find out at Living History Day.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Pat Olsen

Telephone Number: (207)546-3720

Website: http://www.cherryfieldhistorical.com

Email: info@cherryfieldhistorical.com