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February 19, 2014

TO DO THIS WEEKEND: Civil War Battle of Round Mountain re-enactment blasts into Yale

STILLWATER, Okla. — ABOUT THE EVENT

WHAT: Civil War Battle of Round Mountain Encampment

WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: Off State Highway 51 in the middle of Yale at the First Assembly of God Church grounds

TICKETS: Living History Day is free on Friday. On the weekend, visitors pay $5 to enter the grounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

1. Hear the blast of cannons and smell the smoke of musketry when the battle re-enactments begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with horse-mounted soldiers joining the infantry in battle, along with staged hand-to-hand combat. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for extra seating.

2. Recall the romance of the Civil War at a Re-enactment Ball in the Yale old high school gym from 7-9 p.m. Saturday night. Dancers are encouraged to dress in period costumes but everyone is welcome with plenty of seating for those who want to watch the festivities.

3. During the weekend, spectators can view a quilt show at the Jim Thorpe Home. More activities include a 1861 Church Service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Meals from the era will be offered but for those who’s appetites reject hard tack and salt mule, there will be several modern food vendors, too.

Why attend?

“We’ll take you back in time before your very eyes. You’ll witness demonstrations of Civil War drills, cooking and everyday soldiering,” said Sam Jerome, a re-enactor who portrays an Army chaplain. “We take on a character from the era in dress and speech, too — it’s living history.”

For more info

CALL: 918-387-4000 or 405-714-8270

 

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