Arts Council, Historical Society team for Civil War-themed weekend

NORWICH – The Chenango County Council of the Arts and the Chenango County Historical Society are teaming up to present three days of events that will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first year of the War Between the States. A large part of the weekend’s activities will feature the Civil War Re-enactors that honor the 61st New York Volunteers, a regiment organized in 1861 that originated in the northern portion of Chenango County.

On the evening of Thursday, Aug. 25, the Historical Society will host the re-enactors at the museum on Rexford St. The program, set to begin at 7 p.m., will include presentations by members of the 61st re-enactors about the life of Union Soldiers during the war while they were miles away from the familiar surroundings of Chenango County. 1860s uniforms, weaponry and daily diet are some of the topics the re-enactors will discuss. After the presentation the CCHS will hold an Ice Cream Social. This evening’s events are free and open to the public.

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