Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Living History Lessons

This is Battle of Selma Week when living history tours and a re-enactment
 of the April 1865 American Civil War battle here take place in Riverside Park. 

Students from North-Central Alabama to Northwest Florida arrive for tours
 this Thursday and Friday to learn about 1860's music and games (pictured),
 clothing, medical care, blacksmithing, cannons, tent living and cooking,
 plus visit the sutleries and sample old-fashioned lemonade and root beer.

9 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

i love attending these...this weekend is the battle of buchanan...maybe we can go check it out on sunday

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

This looks so fun. Children will remember this for a long time.

ladyfi said...

Living history is the best way to learn!

Lowell said...

I'll bet this is one event that will make an impression on the young people.

Jack said...

Civil War reenactments in the South -- especially at a place with a prominent Civil Rights role like Selma -- must be kind of tricky.

RamblingRound said...

Well Jack, the Yankees win the battle. :)

Kate said...

They all look pretty attentive and engage with the speaker. Sounds like a good program because of the varied topics.

RamblingRound said...

Thanks, Kate. The school tours are my favorite part, and the students all seem to love it. The battle committee even has lesson plans online.

edenhills said...

What an attentive group of young people! It must have been quite interesting.