Please join us with friends and family on our community free day to celebrate Black History Month!
Admission is FREE to All!
10 AM - 4 PM: USCT Display & Living History
10 AM - 4 PM: Period clothing station for children & adults to try on and take selfies
10 AM - 4 PM: Coloring Activity Station
10 AM - 4 PM: Living History - Officers for the Union
10 AM - 4 PM: Living History - Ladies for the Union
The Long Hill String Band (10:30 AM, 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM)
11:00 AM: Dr. Abigail Cooper (Brandeis University) - Presenting on Black Refugee or "Contraband Camps" in the American Civil War
11:30AM: Dean Auchenbach - "Recruitment into The Army"
1:00 PM: Dr. Cheryl Renée Gooch presents: "Personal History is Social History” The presentation covers aspects of the lives and experiences of 18 men from the free black community “Hinsonville” who served as members of the United States Colored Troops, and their families’ efforts to ensure that they are remembered for their role in re-unifying this country. It includes reading excerpts, a rolling presentation of PowerPoint slides (30 + photos and images that provide context), some audience participation, and engaged discussion.
Dr. Gooch is an academic leader and published scholar with a passion for cultural history and uncovering aspects of African American history that are lost or forgotten. She is author of “Hinsonville’s Heroes: Black Civil War Soldiers of Chester County, Pennsylvania” published by The History Press.
2:30 PM: Dean Auchenbach - "Baseball during the Civil War"