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.