Want something fun and educational to do next weekend? Well, here's the ticket - a period-authentic Civil War reenactment, complete with a real wedding, also period-authentic, at the Old Mulkey Meeting House State Historic Site, 38, Old Mulkey Park Road, Tompkinsville, KY.
The 9th US Infantry (reenacting unit) is coming back to Old Mulkey June 14th & 15th! Their working Civil War camp is complete with soldiers and civilians. This is a working camp, so don't be surprised to smell bacon cooking in the morning or women cleaning the camp area. Many activities are planned, including unit drills, discussions of weapons, Sunday service, and a three round volley at the Tompkinsville National Cemetery (a.k.a. Old Soldiers Cemetery) are always part of their visit.
A very special event is part of this reenactment. A REAL wedding, between two members of the reenactors, will take place. The couple has agreed to open their wedding to the public for education purposes.
The public is invited to attend. Visitors in period attire will be seated at the front of the wedding. After the wedding, a reception will be held, to which the public is invited. At the reception, period music will be played by French Lick, a group from Nashville, Tennessee. Instruction in period dances will be offered. Weather permitting, wet photography will be demonstrated. Visitors may have their pictures made, with prices set by the photographer.
For more information, contact Sheila Rush, Manager, Old Mulkey Meeting House State Historic Site, 38 Old Mulkey Park Road, Tompkinsville, KY 42167, telephone 270-487-8481.>/p>
For a complete schedule visit http://www.parks.ky.gov/calendar/details/civil-war-living-history-camp-we dding/21436/
For additional information contact Sheila at the number shown above.</P.