Travel Back in Time This Labor Day Weekend - Come to Monroe NY to See a Civil War Reenactment Event

Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
There has been a lot of interest from my readers about the Civil War Re-enacting my family does.  Many of you saw the blogs I did on the weekend even at Walnut Mountain.  
Visit them Here and Here.  If you are looking for something to do Labor Day Weekend and you are in
or near the Greater Hudson Valley of New York
I would love to invite you to a re-enactment to see an event for yourselves.  

Our unit the 56th NY State Volunteer Infantry is participating in a weekend event at
The Museum Village in Monroe NY
(Monroe NY is an easy ride from Northern NJ and NYC just past the Harriman Commons Outlets)
The event will be open for spectators on Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM and
Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM.  
 Reduced rate tickets are available on line through August 28th So get them soon!

You will be able to view Union and Confederate encampments, see a mock battle, shop at the sutlers, see some farm animals, view a special quilt exhibit, and learn about life during this volatile time in United States history.   There will be special demonstrations all weekend long.
The unit that my family re-enacts with is a family unit.  This means that we modify history a bit by allowing families to camp with the troops.  While some families may have followed the troops; they would not have been able to stay on the same street (camp row) as the troops. However we can show you what might have been going on with the wives and children left behind by the war.

I hope to see some of my readers there this weekend.  If you come just ask anyone in the Union Camp where the NY 56th is camped and stop by to say hello.  Have a great weekend whatever you do and hope it does not rain!!!  

Comments (7)

Becky Cook
EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY - Highland, NY
Ulster County, NY- New Paltz, Highland, Marlboro, NY Real Estate

Paddy- we're going away for Labor Day- but keep putting up the dates- I would love to come out and see you guys one time!!

Aug 24, 2008 01:33 AM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

The next one is even closer for you in Montgomery on Sept 20 and 21st.  I will let you know.  At that one the girls and I won't be there until later on Saturday but will be there all day (until after the battle) on Sunday.  Try for then and I will remind you Thanks Becky.

Aug 24, 2008 01:55 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Morning Paddy,

Hope the Labor Day weekend event is well attended and DRY!! You folks have had enough wet weekends.

I have attend re-enactments and found them to be well worth the time spent.

Aug 24, 2008 01:58 AM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Thanks Hal.  I hope you keep dry in Sun City too.  Have a great week.

Aug 24, 2008 02:00 AM
Barbara Carter
Century 21 Alliance Realty Group - Highland, NY
Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle

Paddy- I will try to come with Becky in September. Have a wonderful "family" time- It is what it is all about  ;) Enjoy, my friend!

Aug 24, 2008 03:22 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Paddy, I need to find one of these re-enactments and attend it. They always seem to be in Virginia or the east coast. Our summers are usually too hot and no one wants to get out in August or September and die of the heat to watch these things. If you go, take pictures and let us know how it is.

Aug 24, 2008 03:50 AM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Hi Barbara I hope you both come in September (try for Sunday like I told Becky) Thanks

Hey Gary, There must be some there maybe in fall or even winter???  I checked on google and found the 7th Texas has some upcoming events this fall.

Aug 24, 2008 03:58 AM