“First Call” Civil War Expo with Civil War Living History Reenactment
500 South Center Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Saturday, May 4 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday May 5 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the family to discover a part of our country’s past. The Carroll County Farm Museum will host a unique event, “First Call”, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
On Saturday, May 4 there will be a special Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. with a keynote speaker, Tom LeGore, who authored the Corbit’s Charge Walking Tour” and co-authored the book, “Just South of Gettysburg”, will deliver the keynote address: “The Gettysburg Campaign in Carroll County.”
Stroll the grounds while being introduced to over 14 museums who will assist you in learning about the Civil War’s impact in the counties of Washington, Frederick & Carroll. Some of the museums who will have exhibits are South Mountain Battlefield, the C & O Canal, the Civil War Medical Museum of Frederick, the Sisters of Charity from Mother Seaton Shrine, and the National Park Service. Other activities throughout the weekend include: Living History demonstrations, Troop engagememts, Civil War era musical performances, book signings, one-room school house presentations and lectures.
Carroll County has partnered with Frederick and Washington Counties to form the Heart of the Civil War Heritage area in Maryland. These three counties were the site of many battles and skirmishes during the Civil War. For more information about 2014 Civil War “First Call” events, visit www.HeartoftheCivilWar.org.