Civil War Heritage Days - Hendricks County

Union and Confederate soldiers

President Abraham Lincoln and Union generals

In 2011 the Danville Public Library and the Hendricks County Historical Museum commemorated the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the War between the States with our event, Civil War Heritage Days - Hendricks County. Blessed with good weather, visitors were able to talk with and hear personal stories from President Abraham Lincoln (played by Wilbur Tague), General Ulyssess S. Grant (played by Steve Smith), Emma Edmonds who was a spy for the Union forces (played by Nancy Hughes) and Hendricks County Judge John V. Hadley (played by Jeff Baldwin). Re-enactors camped at the Museum and the Hendricks County Government Center. There was a cavalry unit, Union and Confederate forces, the pony express and a hospital unit which help to educate the public about this war. Other activities included a cricket game, a fashion show and a ladies tea.

The next Civil War Heritage Days will be on June 23-24, 2012. For more information, please visit the Civil War Heritage website.

Re-enactors camp

 

Hendricks County Historical Museum Sign
170 South Washington St.
P. O. Box 226
Danville, IN 46122
317-718-6158

Hours of Operation
Saturday 11am - 3pm

Closed January/February
for Restoration

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317-745-4784

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