Monday, August 15, 2011
Battery Hooper Days 2011
You have probably already seen the "event" information set up on the sidebar, but I wanted to add a few words about this event, which will be bigger and better here in its 7th incarnation this year.
We will still have our Civil War encampment, with several groups of reenactors being represented, including a cavalry group. There should be over 2 dozen such performers here, with various tents and equipment, including rifles, uniforms and other items soldiers routinely carried.
Stan Wernz will again put on his wonderful impersonation of Abraham Lincoln, and this here we have a Harriet Beecher Stowe impersonator for the first time. We look forward to seeing her.
Pat Fan will be back on Saturday as Harriet Tubman and Generals Lew Wallace and Horatio Wright will be on hand as well. Their presentations are always fantastic.
We will have the petting zoo back, as well as our face-painting station, two events that children always love (though I suspect some of the adults like the animals in the petting zoo as much as the kids do)
Admission is free, but we will of course be accepting donations. We will have our gift shop (with several new items) and used book sale open, for anyone looking for a momento or something new to read.
Museum memberships will be for sale too. This is our biggest single fund-raising tool, as the museum is now entering the world of financial self-sufficiency. Memberships - for one year- are just $20 for individuals and $35 for families. Members will receive member cards, discounts to our gift shop and book sale and other benefits throughout the year.
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