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Living History Day
is open to everyone!

The Battle of Sacramento Reenactment Committee extends an invitation to educators and their students to participate in a Living History Educational Day Program scheduled for Friday, May 19, 2017.

This educational and fun event begins at 9 am and ends around 2 pm and is also great for families, senior citizens, and scouts. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Admission fee is $5/student and $7.50/adults. This also includes a souvenir button that will give you entrance to the entire weekend events! While Friday does not include an actual reenactment, students will be able to view the civilian camps and see how people lived during this era. Period crafts and demonstrations will be presented throughout the day. There will also be demonstrations in the authentic camps, hospital units and typical camp life for a soldier. Period merchantiles will be open for shopping and browsing.
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If your school did not receive a packet of information and registration form, contact Marilyn Green by clicking here or calling (270) 792-5300.
To register online, just email us the name of your school or group, your contact information, the number of students as well as chaperones/teachers you will be bringing on Friday and the number of entry buttons you will need by May 15th.
(Please note: entry buttons also enable students to come back on Saturday and Sunday to see the Battle and visit the camps at no additional cost)

Battle of Sacramento - Living History
Schedule* for Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday: Camps are open to visitors all day long. Note: Some reenactors will have arrived and set up, others will be in the process of establishing their camps. Feel free to tour throughout the military and civilian camps and speak with participants throughout the day.

(Click on map below for a printable map - pdf - with locations.)

Starts at 8:30 am and continues all day so be sure to visit all the stops:

  • Sutlers (merchants) will be set up at the east end just past the Concessions area Lots of merchandise inside the tents. Do come shop.
  • Presidents Lincoln (USA) and Davis (CSA) will be visiting Sacramento. Be sure and stop to chat with them.
  • Take a tour inside the historic Nall-Moore house on the battlefield property.
  • And do stop and visit with Brenda Hamela who will be weaving and spinning on the front porch of the old house and enjoy the period music with "Unreconstructed" on the back porch.
  • Visit the homestead area just east of the registration area where you will find the Reckner family doing their daily chores.
  • Take a look inside of the old log cabin now in use for registration on the grounds.
  • Visit a candlemaker (Charlene Pierce) & blacksmith (John & Beth Lovin) in the sutler area and all other shopkeepers.
  • Stop by amd see the ropemaker (Patrick Sharp) in the civilian camp.
  • Visit with historical flag experts (Spencer & Linda Brewer) in the flag area.
  • And don't miss the Confederate submarine, the H.L. Hunley Submarine exhibit.

On Friday, 2 activities you won't want to miss so be sure to be around the battlefield area during these times:

  • 11:15 am - 2 pm: Artillery rocket fire demonstration, and military drill (Graham Reed), battlefield.
  • 11:45 am; 2:30 pm: Cannon fire demonstration (Cobb's KY Battery), battlefield area

Come back Friday evening for:

  • Dinner at our many concession stands
  • Cannon nightfire
  • Music in the evening
  • Storytelling by lantern through the camps

Saturday, we also have a Ladies Tea you might want to visit and see all the ladies in their finery. And of course, the Battle takes place both Saturday & Sunday afternoon.

(Below see some of the past participants.)

Many more photos from Living History Days can be found by clicking here.