DISCOVERING OUR CIVIL WAR HISTORY

Civil War dressesThe Hoffman Estates Historical Sites Commission and the Hoffman Estates Museum is proud to present, “Discovering Our Civil War History.”

The exhibit of contrasts will feature antique women’s dresses from the collection of Lakes Region Historical Society Museum Director Ainsley Brook Wonderling, as well as the camp life of Civil War volunteers.  Lakes Region Historical Society Museum is in Antioch, IL.

Also, re-enactors of the 8th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Cavalry will be in uniform to portray and explain the role of the Union Cavalry.  Some members of the 8th may come from Schaumburg Township.

This unique event will take place at the Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.

Refreshments and admission are free.  For more information, call 847-781-2606.

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