By Elizabeth Keys
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.
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.
“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