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Living history program at Mount Olive musuem

By Staff Reports
Published in News on September 10, 2009 1:46 PM

MOUNT OLIVE -- The David John Aaron Teaching and History Museum will hosts its second annual Civil War Living History program Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the museum grounds, 137 E. Main St.

It is a free outreach program of the museum and will include a working blacksmith, outdoor campfire cooking that will include a Civil War period stew, Civil War clothing, campsite and medicine exhibit. There also will be tales of Civil War female spies.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase, and a variety of items will be raffled off during the day. Proceeds from the sales and raffles will benefit educational programs at the museum.

A program on religion during the Civil War will be presented at 1 p.m. by Dr. Alan Lamm, Mount Olive College professor of history and department chair.

Mount Olive Area Historical Society President Jerilyn Lee will speak on African-American soldiers in the Civil War at 2 p.m., and local historian Austin House will talk about Garrard's Raid on Mount Olive at 3 p.m.

The program is being planned by the Museum Committee chaired by Willis Brown. Austin House is the program coordinator.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.

For more information contact House at 222-2490 or museum Director Ken Dilda at 731-2779.