FPS staff report
June 4, 2012
Members of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company D set up camp behind the McCook House Civil War Museum for “A Small Town Goes to War” Civil War reenactment.
Held May 26 and 27, the event was held in celebration of the Civil War sesquicentennial and the yearly opening of the McCook House Civil War Museum.
A reenactment of President Abraham Lincoln reading the Emancipation Proclamation was held along with other activities.
Carroll County Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Amy Rutledge said, “We want to thank everyone who attended and donated to the event.” Rutledge figured around 200 people attended the event and noted numbers were down due to the heat and Memorial Day weekend festivities.
The McCook House Civil War Museum is open Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. through Labor Day.
Shown above dressed in period clothing are: Janet Meek and her daughter, Mackenna, 7, of Salem. The women reenactors follow the men, clean the campsite and cook if needed.