Monday, August 4, 2014

The Civil War Experience at the Merrick County Fair

 The Merrick County Fair was busy with many activities celebrating the 150th year of the Civil War.  Josh and Sarah Hood, local Civil War re-enactors, had an amazing display of clothing, guns, tents, and lots more for people to see and enjoy.  The Lone Tree Quilt Guild sponsored a craft where children made quilt blocks that had significant meaning for the Underground Railroad.  The 4-H Junior Leaders had various activities from making a ball in a cup and other games. Scott Musil brought his old Victrolas and other early phonograph equipment and played Civil War era music for the fairgoers.  Nancy Johnson was the "instructor" at the school and showed various things that children of that era would use in school.  The Lovejoy family--Nickolas (General Stonewall Jackson), Katy (Mary Lincoln) and Connor (Civil War Drummer Boy), strolled the midway and shared information about their lives.  There was also a coloring contest  and lots of door prizes.
















Congratulations to the winners of our Civil War Experience prize drawing winners! Thank-you to everyone who registered for the drawing and attended the event!
Civil War books: Sam Moore, Sydni Homolka, Alyvia Coleman, Jazmine Davis, Megan Blomstedt, & Addie Moore
Civil War currency: Brayden Harris & Merri Strong
Civil War soldier sets: Thomas Musil & Brett Schuessler
Pink soldier hat: Rachel Hale
Union soldier hat: Aidan Pipher
Confederate soldier hat: Colby Schneider










Grand Island Independent Video: Civil War Activities at the Merrick County Fair

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