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.