Travel back in time at Dexter's Civil War Days this weekend
Saturday’s lineup includes living historians, minstrel music, a poet/bard and a period fashion review and tea.
Sunday will begin with a morning service and gospel sing. Activities will include a pie auction, pig roast, an old-time baseball game and horseshoe contest. The day will conclude with the announcement of the raffle winners and a mock attempt to burn the mortgage.
Members of the Sons of Union Veterans will be on site Saturday and Sunday to assist families researching their own connections to Civil War soldiers. Other activities those days will be children’s games and activities including candle making, scavenger hunt, tug-of-war and storytelling. There will be butter churning, basket weaving, knitting, and a spinning mountain dulcimer demonstration with hands-on opportunities for kids.
There will be plenty of other activities, so visit www.dextermuseum.org.
Friday, June 7, starting at 5:15 p.m.; Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, June 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Many events, including the opening concert, are free; there is a charge for the period tea ($2) and the pig roast ($12). Food and beverage is available for purchase. Gordon Hall is 8341 Island Lake Road, Dexter.