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May 23, 2013
Greenfield Village transforms into 1860s America during Civil War Remembrance May 25 through 27.

More than 450 re-enactors re-create Union, Confederate and civilian encampments, perform military tactical demonstrations, offer dramatic presentations and participate in comprehensive Civil War events.

Honor the sacrifices and achievements of those who have fought and continue to fight in defense of our nation during a commemoration presented by historian William Hendricks at noon Monday, May 27.

The Henry Ford also participates in a national moment of silence at 3 p.m. that day, as signaled by the Armington & Sims shop whistle.

See artifacts from the Civil War inside the Village Pavilion including original military items, clothing worn during that time and original artillery pieces from the First Michigan Light Artillery.

Special presentations are delivered by historians and experts from Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. As part of the weekend’s activities, trace your family tree to the battlegrounds with Civil War historian Dale R. Niesen or create a souvenir ribbon rosette at Edison Homestead. Join the battle by “enlisting” at the recruiting office located at the Phoenixville Post Office and receive a reproduction Volunteer Enlistment paper.

At 9 p.m. Saturday, the Dodworth Saxhorn Band, a 19th-century brass ensemble, performs on the Village Green.

Admission to Civil War Remembrance is free with membership or $24 for adults, $22 for seniors 62 and up and $17.50 for youth 5-12. Children four and under are admitted free.

For more information, call (313) 982-6001 or visit thehenryford.org/events/civilWarRemembrance.aspx.

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