The Northwest Civil War Council will present a full Civil War reenactment at The House on Metolius Meadow, May 20-21.
The reenactment and living history camps include over 300 Civil War reenactors presenting living conditions and circumstances of the 1860s, as well as battle reenactments. This is the only event of its kind in Central Oregon.
The beautiful mountain meadow setting offers over five acres of living history with reenactors and characters in period clothing and uniforms. Campsites, stores, medical practice demonstrations, fashion, life on the home front and other activities of the era are displayed as well as Civil War artillery, infantry and cavalry.
Mock battles, firing real black powder, are scheduled for 11am and 3pm each day. Presentations continue throughout the day.The event is open to the public from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday. Dress for weather and walking shoes are advised.
General admission, $8. Seniors, active military and students, $5. Children under six, free. Family maximum, $25. Parking, $5 per vehicle with a donation to the Boy Scouts.
The House On Metolius (www.metolius.com) is off Oregon Highway 126/US-20, two miles north of Camp Sherman, off road 1420.
The Northwest Civil War Council (nwcwc.org) is a non-profit, living history organization dedicated to educating the public and members about the American Civil War. Through educational drama at reenactments, participants discover and learn about history and the people who lived in the years 1860-64.