We had come to this dry area . . . and we had paused in it and built our houses and we were slowly creating the legend of our life. We were digging for water and we were leading streams through the dry land. We were planting and ploughing and standing in the midst of the garden that we were making.

~ William Saroyan

Decrease Font Size
Increase Font Size

2016 CWR Information

___________________________________________________________________

 

2016 CWR Tentative Event Details


* Experience the clamor and valor of battle reenactments

* Take a living history tour through Union & Confederate Army camps and civilian camps

* Encounter period artists documenting military camp action

* Hear President Lincoln deliver the moving Gettysburg Address

* Visit period artisans  - weavers & spinners, lace makers, rifle maker, boat & broom     makers, blacksmiths and quilters - as they demonstrate the skills and arts of the Civil War era. 

* Converse with historic figures including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and Harriet Tubman 

* Watch historical entertainments

* Stomp your feet and slap your knee to the sound of fiddles and voices rising in song 

* Tour the historic Kearney Mansion (Separate entrance fee)

* Enjoy a nostalgic horse-drawn carriage ride

* Shop the Historical Society's Old Glory Mercantile for a commemorative 2016 Civil War Revisited event T-shirt, period memorabilia, books, toys & candy

* Visit the Kearney Mansion Carriage house and learn about period children's games and activities

* More food choices for 2016

* No scrip

* Cash accepted everywhere

___________________________________________________________________

 

Admission:  $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, 5 and under free


Tickets will be available at Valleyhistory.org prior to the event and at the Event Entrance Area on the south side of Kearney Park on the day of the event. Separate entrance fee per day. Cash only, please.  


There will be an ATM onsite.

___________________________________________________________________

  

Tentative 2016 CWR Event Schedule

(Subject to Change)

Saturday, October 22

  Event Hours: 10 AM - 10 PM

  Battle Reenactments - 1 PM & 4 PM


 Sunday, October 23

Event Hours: 10 AM - 3 PM

  Battle Reenactment - 1:30 PM


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Click Here for more info


2016 Sponsorship Opportunities available now! 


Fresno Historical Society/Kearney Park, 7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706

Directions to venue 


Last Updated Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 02:42 PM.