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Civil War Returns to Old Cowtown Museum

Civil War Returns to Old Cowtown Museum

On April 29, visitors to Old Cowtown Museum will have the unique opportunity to experience life during the American Civil War.

Civil War Day, a former museum event returns to allows guests a glimpse into the lives of Union and Confederate soldiers an their families. The Civil War re-enactment will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will feature both Union and Confederate encampments in addition to two battle reenactments and cannon demonstrations.

The event also boasts be traditional Irish and Victorian dances and a merchant selling reproduction Civil War Era goods and clothing. The event's authenticity is made possible by the following Civil War re-enactment groups: the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry and McLains Independent Artillery Battery groups (with a pair of mountain howitzers) from Wichita; the 9th Texas Infantry from Missouri; and the 3rd Independent Battery Kansas Light Artillery (with a 12 pound cannon) from Lawrence.

Redrock Photography studio, located at Baldwin’s, will be open for old west portraits all day during the event. Prices start at $25 for three people and the last photoshoot will be at 4:30 p.m.

About Old Cowtown Museum

Old Cowtown Museum is a nationally-accredited, open-air living history museum, re-creating life in Wichita and Sedgwick County, Kansas from 1865 to 1880. Giving visitors a true taste of the of the “Old West” and America’s frontier, the museum allows guests to take covered-wagon rides, walk inside and around historic 19th-century buildings, watch gunfight re-enactments and much more.


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