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Blackberry Farm will host Civil War Days

AURORA – Blackberry Farm will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War from Aug. 16 to 17.

Civil War Days will be a full-scale re-enactment on the grounds of Blackberry Farm, featuring simulated battles between Union and Confederate soldiers. Guest speakers and interpreters will stage demonstrations of 1800s-era war life.

“The stories we’ll bring to life go beyond the battles; they’re about real people caught up in an unimaginable war – soldiers, civilians, enslaved people – all with a story to tell,” facility manager Sandie Gilmer said, according to a news release.

Games and toys of Civil War days will highlight each day from start to finish. All of Blackberry’s regular amenities will be available – train, pony, carousel and hay wagon rides – along with the adventure playground.

Civil War Days will be included with daily admission to Blackberry Farm, which will be open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 16 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17.

Call 630-897-1808 for information or visit www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org for a schedule of events.

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