Civil War encampment at the Glenn Curtiss Museum

An indoor Civil War Encampment at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum on Saturday, March 3, will bring history to life for visitors. Civil War re-enactors from the 140th New York Volunteer Infantry and the 21st Georgia Volunteer Infantry will set up camp at the museum, where visitors can talk with them, ask questions about the life of the soldiers and Civil War history, and watch the troops practice drills and fire their muskets.

Doc Annibel will do demonstrations of Civil War surgery techniques during the encampment. Amputation was the usual way to handle serious leg and arm wounds at this time and surgeons had to be well versed in these procedures. Doc will perform mock surgeries and invite visitors to participate in demonstrations throughout the day.

According to Executive Director Trafford Doherty, “The encampment is a wonderful opportunity to see the Civil War through the eyes of the soldiers. This is a can’t-miss event for Civil War enthusiasts or anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the Civil War solders’ experience.”

Admission to the Civil War Encampment is included in the regular museum admission of $8.50 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5.50 for students ages 7 to 18, and $25 for families. Children ages 6 and under are admitted free. The museum, which is located at 8419 State Rt. 54 in Hammondsport, is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, which is located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is home to a collection relating to early aviation, bicycle and motorcycle transportation and local history. The museum celebrates the life and accomplishments of Glenn Curtiss, who is remembered as the father of naval aviation and the founder of the American aircraft industry.

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