living history of the
Saturday | October 12, 2019
9am - 4pm | Hyde Park
at the warren soldiers monument
Join the men and woman of the Phantom Signal Corps Association - a reenacting unit portraying signal communications and intelligence gathering activities during the American Civil War - for a living history experience in Stafford!
Stationed within Hyde Park at the Warren Soldiers Monument (behind the Stafford Historical Society Museum, 5 Spring Street), the free program will portray how members of the Signal Corps worked and played in the 1860’s, as well as depict choreographed battle scenarios via period communications techniques using original telegraph equipment and reproduction flags. This is an interactive, hands-on living history program, sharing the role and sacrifices of military and civilian telegraphers, signalmen, and other who gathered, developed or conveyed intelligence communication on both side of the conflict.
The Stafford Historical Society Museum will be open from 10am-4pm, inviting visitors to expand their knowledge and appreciation of local history. Explore two floors of exhibits and photos showing some of the highlights of Stafford's rich history. All activities are family friendly, free and fun!
Additionally, the Grace Episcopal Church (7 Spring Street) will be hosting their annual Apple Festival Community Fair from 9AM-3PM. Enjoy homemade apple pies, raffles from local businesses, and lunch featuring seasonal favorites like soup, chili, lasagna and more.