Schedule of Events
This schedule will change as plans develop, so please check back!
Saturday, May 11:
- 9 a.m. on the west side of the Saline County Courthouse — Children's fair: Come to the park and enjoy children's games played in the 1860s. Learn to play dominoes, checkers, and marbles. Make a jump rope or rag doll. Be a soldier- drill, march, and fire a cannon. Enjoy storyteller Joyce Slater. And much more activities planned for children.
Saturday, June 1
- Missouri Civil War Commission tent display at Saline County BBQ, Marshall square
Saturday, June 8
- 10 a.m. in the Wood & Huston Community Room, north side of the Marshall square — The Birth of Photojournalism: Civil War photo correspondents Mathew Brade (portrayed by Bill Westbrook) and Alfred R. Waud (portrayed by Chris Nelson) show and tell the roots of a profession we take for granted today.
Summer events, TBD.
Saturday, Sept. 14
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- SFTD
10 a.m. -- Confrontation at the courthouse
10:30 a.m. -- Parade down North/Eastwood streets to Park
1:30 p.m. -- Lecture providing context for Battle
2 p.m. -- Battle re-enactment
2:30 p.m. -- Cathy & Dave musical presentation / camp tours / blacksmith demonstration
3:30 p.m. -- Storyteller / camp tours / period cooking demonstration
4:30 p.m. -- Music / camp tours / period clothing demonstration
5:30 p.m. -- Dinner (free to re-enactors)
7 p.m. -- Dance (music by Cathy & Dave)
9 p.m. -- Night firing
Sunday, Sept. 15
9 a.m. -- Church service
10 a.m. -- Local stories told by local people, the Civil War as handed down the generations.
11 a.m. -- Brief lecture, a reprise of the battle context information.
11:30 p.m. -- Battle re-enactment
noon -- final remarks to wrap up.
Sunday, Oct. 13
1:30 p.m. -- Ceremony at Ridge Park Cemetery led by local veterans organizations to honor Saline County victims of the war, military and civilian, those who endured suffering, deprivation and death during the long conflict.