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Contact: Charles Barr, 229-924-0343 ext. 112
Release Date: 28 December 2015
Contacts: Charles Barr firstname.lastname@example.org, 229 924-0343, ext. 112
Andersonville National Historic Site hosts “Night Museum” event exploring the life of Civil War re-enacting
Experience the National Prisoner of War Museum after dark.
ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia – On the evening of Saturday, January 9th, the popular “Night Museum” program will return to Andersonville National Historic Site. From 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. the National Prisoner of War Museum will be open for a rare opportunity to experience the museum’s exhibits at night.
At 7:00 p.m., find out what it takes to re-create the realities of life in the 1860s as a Confederate or Union soldier during “Civil War Re-enacting”, a special program presented by historic interpreter Gene Harmon. Mr. Harmon has over 21 years’ experience as a historic interpreter and has done living history demonstrations at Andersonville National Historic Site, Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska, and the Atlanta History Center, among other sites. “A visit to the National Prisoner of War Museum is a moving experience under any circumstance,” said Superintendent Charles Sellars, “but we hope that this Night Museum program will better illuminate the complex life of being a Civil War re-enactor.”
In 2016, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday. “We are proud to consider this one of our special Centennial events and are pleased to offer the public an opportunity to hear from rangers across the country. The story of Andersonville connects to the histories preserved by so many other parks; this is a unique opportunity to share them with our visitors.” Special Centennial events will be hosted by over 400 National Park Service sites from now until the end of 2016.
Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49. The national park features the National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery, and the site of the historic Civil War prison, Camp Sumter. Andersonville National Historic Site is the only national park in the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. Park grounds are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The National Prisoner of War Museum is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Admission is free. For more information about the park, call 229 924-0343 or visit the park’s website (nps.gov/ande/), Facebook page (facebook.com/AndersonvilleNPS), or Twitter feed (twitter.com/andeNHS).
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