An Autumn Day, 1864
This Living History Day, interpreting a day in the autumn of 1864, approximately 20 historic reenactors will be celebrating the return of some furloughed Civil War soldiers with a lawn party. There will be a number of period outdoor activities, including croquet, graces, badminton, hoops, battledore, shuttlecock, and archery, as well as music and poetry reading.
Free and open to the public.
(Lilly Martin Spencer, The Artist and Her Family at a Fourth of July Picnic, ca. 1864)