Vermilion County Civil War Days

September 26-28, 2014
Kennekuk County Park in Danville, Illinois

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2014 Event Schedule

Schedule may change.

9:00 am Gates Open
10:00 am Artillery and Infantry Drill (Battlefield)
10:00 am Living History Presentation by the Lincolns (Gazebo)
10:00 am Ladies' Sewing Circle (Across from the Gazebo)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Telegraph Demonstration - All Day (Train Depot)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Kids Scavenger Hunt (Neff Grocery)
10:30 am Load and Fire Competition (Red Barn)
10:30 am The Life of Mary Ann Bickerdyke Presentation (Gazebo)
11:00 am The Life of Albert Cashier a.k.a. Jennie Hodges (Gazebo)
11:30 am Mrs. Lincoln Presentation (Gazebo)
12:00 pm Period Ladies Tea and Fashion Show (Gazebo)
1:00 pm Baked Goods/Pie Auction with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Serving as Auctioneers (Gazebo)
2:00 pm Generals Presentation (Gazebo)
2:30 pm Kids Candy Cannon (Near Red Barn)
3:00 pm Battle - Peach Orchard at Gettysburg
4:00 pm Medical Demonstration (Union Medical Camp)
4:30 pm Weeping and Dying Competition
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 5:30 Re-enactor Dinner in Period Dress or with Meal Ticket, Served until 6:30 (Red Barn)
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Period Barn Dance (Dance Caller: Jenny Raby) (Red Barn)
9:00 pm Artillery Night Fire Demonstration (Weather Permitting)
10:00 am Gates Open
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kids Scavenger Hunt (Neff Grocery)
10:00 am Artillery and Infantry Drill (Battlefield)
10:00 am Civil War Hair Demonstration (Gazebo)
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Telegraph Demonstration (Train Depot)
11:00 am The Life of Ms. Clara Barton (Gazebo)
11:30 am The Life of Pauline Cushman (Gazebo)
12:30 pm Rolling Pin Competition
1:00 pm Husband Calling Competition
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Meet the Atwoods (Atwood Home)
1:30 pm Generals Presentation (Gazebo)
2:00 pm Kids Candy Cannon (By Red Barn)
2:30 pm Final Union Assault - Vicksburg (Battlefield)
3:30 pm Event Closes

No cars in camp while the gates are open.

Registration is open Friday 4pm - 11pm and unil 11am Saturday at the Barber Shop.

Sutler Row is open Saturday 9am -5pm and Sunday 10am - 3pm. Some may chose to have longer or shorter hours.