Civil War Remembrance at Greenfield Village
One of my favorite places to visit at The Henry Ford is Greenfield Village. Once you walk through the gates of Greenfield Village you are transported back in time to explore America’s traditions of ingenuity and resourcefulness through 83 authentic, historic structures, four living history farms, historic rides such as authentic Model Ts and nationally-renowned artists creating one-of-kind 19th- and 20th-century pieces in pottery, tin and glass. Through-out the year Greenfield Village hosts a wide variety of events to help inform, educate, and inspire visitors.
This Memorial Day Weekend, guests are invited to become a part of living history as Union and Confederate re-enactors, bustling camps and period music enliven Greenfield Village for a Civil War Remembrance, May 27-29.
Watch Union and Confederate re-enactors take part in cavalry, artillery firing and tactical demonstrations at Walnut Grove. Inside the Village Pavilion guests can take part in special presentations from historians, see an exhibit of fashions from that time period, and look through military history from original Army and Navy artifacts.
New for this year – Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, one of the most celebrated duos in the American acoustic music scene, will be taking the Town Hall stage for a special performance. The duo has been featured on “CBS Good Morning,” “Prairie Home Companion” and featured in Ken Burns documentary “The Civil War.”
A national moment of silence at 3 p.m. Monday will be signaled by the Armington & Sims shop whistle.
Dates: Saturday, May 27, 2017 – Monday, May 29, 2017
Location: Greenfield Village
Included with admission to Greenfield Village