Civil War re-enactors fire muskets during the 2018 Civil War Living History event in Maywood. | Submitted photo
Thursday, May 5, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Civil War Living History, the annual Civil War-era demonstration, is returning to Maywood.
This year’s event will be Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the grounds of the historic Maywood Home for Soldiers’ Widows, 224 N. First Ave. in Maywood. As always, the event is free.
“Dressed in Civil War uniforms, representing Union troops from the 10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and 26th Regiment United States Colored Troops, historical interpreters and living historians will take the audience on a spectacular time travel journey,” explained Vicki Haas, one of the event’s planners, in a statement.
“This living history event will include men and women who will set up camp, march, perform a firing demonstration, hold a presentation of arms, demonstrate field cooking, and conduct other drills,” Haas said.
“President Lincoln is hoping to meet with his troops, and to thank them personally for their efforts. The re-enactors will be wearing and using authentic items from the Civil War. The public is welcome to dress in period clothing.”