Civil War Winter Quarters

Civil War Winter Quarters

Date: Sun. Nov 17, 2013 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Duration: 5 Hours
Location: Peoria Area
Event Venue/ Address: Sommer Park, 6329 N. Koerner Road, Edwards, IL 61528
Event Info Phone: 309.691.8423

History comes to life at Sommer Park as Civil War soldiers construct winter quarters and prepare for their winter encampment. Living Historians in authentic uniforms will use period tools and construction methods to build handmade wooden shelters to protect themselves from the approaching winter weather. Activities will also include mail call, drill and ceremonies, and daily camp life. $5/vehicle.