On January 28th & 29th, 2017, the Lexington County Museum will host the Palmetto Riflemen as they hold a free Civil War Encampment. This living history event will show how Confederate soldiers from Lexington lived during the last few years of the Civil War. Living historians will participate in drill demonstrations as well as show what camp life was like. This will be a great opportunity for adults and children to come and learn about the daily life of the average Confederate soldier, including the weapons they used, their uniforms, and what they ate. The museum will be open for tours those days as well. We’re also excited to have Joe Long, curator of education for the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, give a presentation at 2 pm on Saturday January 28th.
The museum will also be holding a candlelight tour the evening of Saturday January 28th. This event will feature scenes from the Civil War and will start at the beginning of each hour starting at 6 pm and ending at 9 pm. Tickets for the candlelight tour are $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. For more information about these events, call the museum at 803-359-8369.
The Event is being hosted by the “Palmetto Riflemen & New York Zouaves.” For more information Contact:
Capt. Kenneth H. Robison of the Palmetto Riflemen & New York Zouaves (E-Mail – Johnnyreb6@aol.com) or Director J.R. Fennell of the Lexington County Museum.
Hosted by Palmetto Sharpshooters, S.C. Volunteers
More info at the event Facebook Page