Cameron Art Museum commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Forks Road on the museum's historic site with two days of family fun offering a look into the daily routine of soldiers and camp life in the 1860s. The weekend features infantry and artillery demonstrations, battle sites tour, music of the era, artisan demonstrations, period games and art activities for families.
As a part of the Cameron Art Museum's annual Civil War Living History Weekend select fourth and eighth grade classes have the opportunity to participate in a special Living History Experience at the Museum.
During the two days of school tours, 4th and 8th grade students are able to interact with re-enactors who explain and demonstrate the day-to-day life and experience of Civil War soldiers. Students visit outdoor stations which include: USCT, Infantry, Artillery and Blacksmith & Cavalry. For more information on the school days contact Georgia Mastroieni, Director of Youth and Family Education, at 910.395.5999 ext. 1019 or email@example.com
1st North Carolina Company E has made the Cameron Art Museum its home site. The unit offers monthly activities on the museum's grounds, come and watch drills, rifle firings and more. Speak with the reenactors about their passion for Civil War living history. Also explore the museum’s historic site where Major General Robert F. Hoke made his last stand against Union soldiers comprised primarily of U.S. Colored Troops in the final fight for Wilmington on February 20, 1865, the Battle of Forks Road.
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