Avoca Museum's Civil War Sesquicentennial Living History Event will be held on the evenings of Friday, April 10 & Saturday, April 11 - rain or shine. Please dress for comfort and bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast. In this engaging and family-friendly event, costumed actors will portray real personalities associated with Avoca and will express the attitudes of five different individuals pertaining to the end of the Civil War. Visitors who attend the performances after sunset will be treated to a tour of the museum grounds by lantern light.
Civil War-era personalities to be portrayed include:
Two former slaves named Rachel and Mary whose reaction to emancipation might not be quite what one would expect it to be.
Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Rosser reflects on the events that led up to Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at nearby Appomattox Court House.
The young widow Roxana Birchett Dearing mourns the loss of Brig. Gen. James G. Dearing, the last general officer to die in the conflict.
Itinerant clergyman James "Preacher" Jenks urges hope and civility in the wake of the Civil War's destruction.
Tickets are sold at the gate ($5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students and children) and tours leave every fifteen minutes beginning at 5:30. The last tour leaves at 7:45 each night.
Come and commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial and learn more about the unique role played by Campbell County in the Civil War's final days!