Quantcast

36th Annual Civil War Encampment - April 21-22 - KOAM TV 7

36th Annual Civil War Encampment - April 21-22

Updated:

Living History Activities Abound as Fort Scott National Historic Site Hosts the 36th Annual Civil War Encampment

FORT SCOTT, Kansas:  Fort Scott National Historic Site commemorates the Civil War and how it shaped our country by presenting the 36th Annual Civil War Encampment on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22.  Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the times—soldiers marching or on horseback, rifles firing, gunpowder hanging in the air.  A variety of interpretive programs will illustrate the role Fort Scott played as a major supply base for federal troops during this pivotal conflict. 

The public is invited to participate beginning Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and concluding with the last program at 3 p.m. on Sunday as park volunteers engage in various activities.  Union Cavalry, Infantry, and Artillery units will perform military training representing how troops were prepared for battle.  Participate with the Grice family as they perform Victorian Mourning Hair Art.  This is an interactive demonstration so you are invited to make simple hair flowers with them.  On Saturday at 1 p.m., join in a guided tour to learn of the many facets Fort Scott played in the Civil War.  At 6:30 p.m., retired park historian Arnold Schofield will share insight on the military role of General James Lane’s Frontier Guard.  On Sunday at 10 a.m., come join in a period Church Service.  Learn about the logistics of feeding soldiers with “Rolling in the Dough” Bake-house Demonstration at 11 a.m.   Cavalry, Infantry, and Artillery Demonstrations will continue in the afternoon.

The Civil War Encampment is made possible through the generous support provided by volunteer members of the Holmes Brigade, 4th Missouri Cavalry, Western Bluecoats Field Hospital, 3rd Kansas Artillery Battery B, Friends of Fort Scott NHS, Inc., and a host of Fort Scott National Historic Site volunteers. 

The schedule of activities is as follows:

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

  9:00 a.m. – Raising the Colors

10:00 a.m. – Cavalry Drill

11:00 a.m. – Infantry Drill and Weapons Demonstration

12:00 p.m. – Artillery Drill and Weapons Demonstration

  1:00 p.m. – Guided Tour: Fort Scott in the Civil War

  2:00 p.m. – Infantry Drill and Weapons Demonstration

  3:00 p.m. – Artillery Drill and Weapons Demonstration

  4:00 p.m. – Flag Retreat

  6:30 p.m. – Lane’s Frontier Guard

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

  9:00 a.m. – Raising the Colors

10:00 a.m. – Church Service

11:00 a.m. – “Rolling in the Dough” - Bake House Demonstration

12:00 p.m. – Artillery Drill and Weapons Demonstration

  1:00 p.m. – Cavalry Drill

  2:00 p.m. – Infantry Drill and Weapons Demonstration

  3:00 p.m. – Artillery Drill and Weapons Demonstration

www.nps.gov

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 417 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

  • NewsMore>>

  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 9-18

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 9-18

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:02 AM EDT2018-09-18 13:02:33 GMT

    Joplin City Council members vote in favor of a pay increase for council appointed employees.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

    More >>

    Joplin City Council members vote in favor of a pay increase for council appointed employees.  Plus all the news you need to know before you walk out the door.

    More >>
  • BREAKING: Denver Johnson Resigns as MSSU Head Football Coach

    BREAKING: Denver Johnson Resigns as MSSU Head Football Coach

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:06 AM EDT2018-09-18 13:06:54 GMT

    Defensive Coordinator Joe Bettasso will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Johnson was 3-33 as Missouri Southern's head coach. 

    More >>

    Defensive Coordinator Joe Bettasso will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Johnson was 3-33 as Missouri Southern's head coach. 

    More >>
  • High Tunnel of Hope

    High Tunnel of Hope

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:27:34 GMT

    Devina Reetz sometimes turns to Wesley House in Pittsburg to put food on the table, and she says the charity's partnership with the Career & Technical Education Center of Crawford County has made a huge impact on how she feeds her loved ones. 

    More >>

    Devina Reetz sometimes turns to Wesley House in Pittsburg to put food on the table, and she says the charity's partnership with the Career & Technical Education Center of Crawford County has made a huge impact on how she feeds her loved ones. 

    More >>
  • EventsMore>>

  • United Way Dine United - September 6-27

    United Way Dine United - September 6-27

    Thursday, September 6 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-09-06 23:16:13 GMT

    Everyone loves a great meal. Now, everyone can ENJOY A GREAT MEAL and SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE! Joplin area restaurants are joining United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas to serve delicious meals AND support community services. For eight weeks during in September and October, you can dine at one of the participating restaurants and support United Way programs and agencies at the same time. IT WON'T COST YOU A DIME MORE to support this worthy cause. Make sure yo...

    More >>

    Everyone loves a great meal. Now, everyone can ENJOY A GREAT MEAL and SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE! Joplin area restaurants are joining United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas to serve delicious meals AND support community services. For eight weeks during in September and October, you can dine at one of the participating restaurants and support United Way programs and agencies at the same time. IT WON'T COST YOU A DIME MORE to support this worthy cause. Make sure yo...

    More >>
  • Kansas State Fair - September 7-16

    Kansas State Fair - September 7-16

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-05-09 23:28:35 GMT
    http://www.kansasstatefair.com/ The annual Kansas State Fair begins the Friday following Labor Day and lasts for 10 days at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas. The mission statement of the Fair is: "To promote and showcase Kansas agriculture, industry and culture, to create opportunity for commercial activity, and to provide an educational and entertaining experience that is the pride of all Kansans." The largest single event in the State, the Fa...More >>
    http://www.kansasstatefair.com/ The annual Kansas State Fair begins the Friday following Labor Day and lasts for 10 days at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas. The mission statement of the Fair is: "To promote and showcase Kansas agriculture, industry and culture, to create opportunity for commercial activity, and to provide an educational and entertaining experience that is the pride of all Kansans." The largest single event in the State, the Fa...More >>
  • Bison Hike - September 8

    Bison Hike - September 8

    Thursday, June 7 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-06-07 19:30:07 GMT
    Saturday, September 8 at 10 AM - 12 PM Prairie State Park 128 NW 150th Ln, Mindenmines, Missouri 64769 Fall is nearly upon us, and the prairie is reaching its full height. Some grasses and wildflowers reach more than eight feet tall. It would be possible to overlook a bison in such vegetation. The asters and goldenrods are apparent. Come out to the park for a guided bison hike to see what the prairie has to offer this time of year. Don't forget your cameras! Be prepared for a two...More >>
    Saturday, September 8 at 10 AM - 12 PM Prairie State Park 128 NW 150th Ln, Mindenmines, Missouri 64769 Fall is nearly upon us, and the prairie is reaching its full height. Some grasses and wildflowers reach more than eight feet tall. It would be possible to overlook a bison in such vegetation. The asters and goldenrods are apparent. Come out to the park for a guided bison hike to see what the prairie has to offer this time of year. Don't forget your cameras! Be prepared for a two...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by Frankly, Inc. All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.