American Civil War Society
The American Civil War Society (ACWS), sponsor of the Calico Ghost Town Civil War Reenactment, is dedicated to the historical period known as “The War Between the States”. ACWS is re-enactors portraying these vulnerable pages in our country’s history. We continue to educate the public through as many diversified perspectives as were the issues back in 1861 – 1865. We the re-enactors have researched and developed period correct uniforms, weapons, civilian attire, and living history encampments to portray some of the conditions back in that period of our countries archives.
The ACWS is active throughout San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties. Our historical presentations are recognized by several County Regional Park Departments and our Living History Insurance liability exceeds the Counties requirements. In addition to the re-enactments that are done on specified weekends, the Society has provided programs for private organizations, schools, parades, ceremonial presentations, and commemorative celebrations as an educational tool to better share living history with the general public.