Re-enactors to give Civil War demonstrations in Hammond

2013-05-04T00:00:00Z Re-enactors to give Civil War demonstrations in HammondTimes Staff nwitimes.com
May 04, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HAMMOND | Civil War re-enactors are scheduled to answer questions about the region soldier's life during America's bloodiest war and provide living history demonstrations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Indiana Welcome Center.

The 20th Indiana Infantry Company B re-enactment group is doing the demonstrations as part of the Region United, Nation Divided: Civil War in the South Shore exhibit organized by the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail.

The free exhibit, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through June 30, uses hundreds of photos, narrative text, authentic artifacts and battle flag reproductions to tell the story of Northwest Indiana's role in the 1861-65 war.

About 3,500 people have visited the exhibit at the Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond, since its April 6 opening, tourism officials said. The Welcome Center is just off Interstate 80/94 at the South Kennedy Avenue exit.

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