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Many activities to enjoy at Shadows of the Blue and Gray

In just a few short weeks, the 22nd annual Shadows of the Blue and Gray Civil War event and re-enactment will be held at the City-County Park in historic Princeton.

The date is Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13. Admission is $5; children 5 and under are admitted free, and military personal are admitted free with ID.

We invite everyone to fall back into history, meet with President Lincoln and his wife, Mary, talk with General Grant and many other soldiers and civilians who will portray everyday life during the American Civil War.

The men and women who will be a part of both the civilian and military re-enactment are all well-studied in this period of history, and willing to talk with people about a very pivotal time in our American history, both nationally but on the home front as well. So if you have questions, feel free to stop and ask the people while they go about their duties and chores.

There will be many activities for the whole family to enjoy in City-County Park under the tall oak trees, including period music, kids’ scavenger hunts and more.

Battle demonstrations will be held each afternoon followed by hospital tent medical demonstrations, at the nearby field hospital camp.

The Princeton Civil War Committee works hard to bring this event to life each year, but they can’t do it alone. They would like to thank those who have given support to this annual event, and hope that you will consider helping again.

Every dollar given to help put this event on goes back 100 percent into the event itself. It takes a lot of people who donate their time to plan, set up and clean up after the event is over.

We invite you to come to any meetings, throughout the year. They are open to the public, and you are welcome to join us the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held in the cold-weather months at the Prouty Building in Princeton at 6:30 p.m. Weather permitting, meetings are held at the log cabin at City County Park.

Again, all or any money donations will be greatly appreciated. And you can rest assured that 100 percent of your money will used for the next year’s event.

You can also help by buying a drawdown ticket. The drawdown will be held at the Princeton Moose Lodge on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

For more information about the Shadows of the Blue and Gray, visit our website at, send an email to or speak with any committee member.

The Princeton Civil War Committee is a member of the Princeton Chamber of Commerce. The schedule of events can be found on our website.

Edd Robinson, Princeton

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