Historical Society, Arts Council team for Civil War weekend

NORWICH – Chenango County’s Council of the Arts and Historical Society have teamed up to host a Civil War weekend in commemoration of the war’s 150-year anniversary. The weekend, which will begin Aug. 25, will include Civil War re-enactors, a performance by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason and a dinner at the Old Mill Restaurant.

“There’s a lot of national interest in the Civil War right now,” said Council of the Arts Executive Director Victoria Kappel. “We wanted to have some sort of program in remembrance and it was serendipitous that the Historical Society had something already going on.”

According to Alan Estus, director of the Historical Society Museum, much of the weekend will be centered around the re-enactors who honor the 61st New York Volunteers, which was organized in 1861.

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