On Oct. 4-5 , the Georgetown Historical Society will host its Civil War Living History Weekend.  The event will be held at the Marvel Carriage Museum located at 510 South Bedford St., in Georgetown.


On Oct. 4-5 , the Georgetown Historical Society will host its Civil War Living History Weekend.  The event will be held at the Marvel Carriage Museum located at 510 South Bedford St., in Georgetown.
 
The Historical Society has planned a very full weekend of events.  Our special features during the weekend this year will be our guest speakers. Once on the grounds, you will feel that you have actually stepped back in time as you get the chance to speak to and meet these special people.   We are very pleased to have Dr. Phil Carpenter, PhD. return this year as “General Robert E. Lee, Army of Northern Virginia”.   Phil has done exhaustive research on General Lee and always leaves his audiences as if they really have met the General.
 
It is also our pleasure to introduce “General Stonewall Jackson," as portrayed by Donald Willey.  It is not often that you can speak with people from the past.  This will be your opportunity to hear the General speak on his life, the war and his experiences during this dramatic time in our country’s history.  After he has drawn you into the 19th century, take the time to meet the General up close during his question and answer session.
 
This year we have Potomac Thunder on Sunday to perform music from the Civil War era.  Also on Sunday, Jim and Sue Mohring will offer dance instruction.  The experience of both of these husband and wife teams will capture you back to a more graceful time.
 
The Georgetown Historical Society is also pleased to have several members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp # 2068 on hand to give visitors information on the monument that honors Delaware soldiers who served the Confederacy.  This organization also has a lot of information on how to start your own research in looking for your ancestors.
 
Back by popular demand will be the CSA Engineer Corps, who will act as paymasters for the troops.  If you have not attended a visit from the paymaster at our past events, you will want to join in this fun presentation.
 
There will be many demonstrations going on throughout the weekend.  Look for medical, military and civilian demonstrations throughout the grounds. Roam through the camps and see how the soldiers lived and prepared for battle.  Sit by the fire and chat with them on how the war is affecting their "lives."  Also visit with "civilians," who will be willing to share with you how women and children managed while sons, fathers and husbands were away at war.
 
Past Reflections Old Time Photographs will be available to capture your visit in pictures.  They have both Civil War era military and civilian clothing.  This year they will have on hand several ladies dresses that will make you look like an 1860s belle.  Past Reflections is an award-winning photography business. Look for Past Reflections in the Lynch Building of the museum.
 
There will be sutlers on site including Barrancas Mercantile of Pensacola, Fla., and modern vendors. Food vendors are on site as well. 
 
There will be plenty of free on site parking. Handicap parking is available. Admission is $5.00 for adults (age 12 and over) with children’s admission $3.  Remember to wear comfortable shoes so you can wander through the camps and take in all of the displays.  Bring your lawn chair so that you have a place to rest while taking in the events of the day.

Museum tours will be given during the weekend.  See our upcoming schedule for specific times.  The Gift Shop has added some new items to its inventory and will be open both days.
 
All traffic will be asked to use the Arrow Safety Road entrance for parking. For directions or additional information, contact the Georgetown Historical Society at 302-855-9660.