History Center’s Family Day Honors Georgia’s Civil War Soldiers and Those They Left Behind Sept. 14

In recognition of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the next free Family Day at the Northeast Georgia History Center held Sunday, Sept. 14, 1-4 p.m., will remember Georgia’s Civil War soldiers and those they left behind.Living history interpreters will present interactive programs, featuring soldiers’ everyday lives on and off the battlefields, with activities such as weaponry, drilling and setting up camp.

Guests may also learn about the role of the Confederate Navy from Ken Johnston, director of the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, and make a Civil War iron-clad battleship as one of the hands-on activities. Local Civil War history will be presented in an exhibit by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.The General James Longstreet Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy exhibit plus the interactive Women’s Roles During the Civil War exhibit addresses the important roles women and families played during the war.

Admission is complimentary, courtesy of  North Georgia Eye. For more information, call 770-297-5900 or email jcarson@brenau.edu.