Rose Hill Manor Park is jumping 150 years back in time this weekend, with its eighth annual Civil War encampment.
Last year's event was the first time the museum themed the presentation, according to museum manager Kari Saavedra. This year's encampment is based on the Confederate army's move through Frederick County in 1862. Soldiers from Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson's division camped near Rose Hill Manor around the time of the Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg, Saavedra said.
“We try to theme them around battle activities,” she said. “We will have ... reenactments of what took place at Antietam. Some of our speaker presentation will be based on that as well.”
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, and will feature living historians and reenactors, as well as live music and children's activities. Admission is $3. Additionally, the Manor House will have an exhibit about the time period and what was happening in Frederick in 1862, she said.
Saavedra said the living history programs brings in passionate teachers in the reenactors, who make the programs exciting for children and families.
“As a living history program where we have folks who portray characters, we have people who really are passionate about our Civil War history,” she said.
Rose Hill Manor Park is at 1611 N. Market St. in Frederick. For more information, call 301-600-1650, or visit www.rosehillmuseum.com.