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Founders Day-Monessen City Park
August 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
In honor of Monessen’s one hundred and twentieth anniversary, the Greater Monessen Historical Society will hold their annual Founders Day celebration on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Monessen City Park. There will be Civil War re-enactors, food booths, children’s activities, and entertainment. Re-enactors from the 11th P.V.I. Company K, Inc. will set up authentic Civil War camps to showcase a living history view of camp life during the War of the Rebellion.
Living History Schedule for August 18:
Soldier drills: 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM., include inspection of arms, loading in 9 times, firing by company, file and rank.
Children’s activities: Immediately following Soldier Drills will include drilling with the soldiers using wooden guns, demonstrating the accuracy of Civil War bullets using round and spherical balls, old time games and Victorian dress up for photos. Don’t forget your camera.