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Rockport, IN – Civil War Living History Days

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 4:03 pm

September 9, 2016 – September 11, 2016 all-day

The quaint little town of Rockport, Indiana, will come alive in historical glory Friday Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 10, as it plays its part in the Indiana Bicentennial/Spencer County/Torch Relay Celebration and Civil War Living History Days, a tribute to Indiana’s 200th year as a state.  The public is invited to the grounds of the beautiful Spencer County Courthouse for this 2-day event.  There will be Civil War encampment, period Sutlers, Reenactors and  demontrations. There will also be live music, Children’s activities and Carriage rides. Enjoy the Taste of Spencer County food vendors and chat with Abraham Lincoln as he tells about crossing the Ohio River into Indiana in 1816.  There will be a free street dance/hoedown on the courthouse parking lot from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday night with caller, Debra Hyland from St Louis, MO.  Be sure to purchase a root beer float in a commemorative mug.  Saturday’s events will kick off at 9 a.m. with the passage of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch through Spencer County. Once again, the courthouse grounds will see activities provided for the public, until 4 p.m. At that time, those with advance reservations will prepare for the Friends, Lincoln Pioneer Village’s 8th annual Civil War Ball. Period attire is required for this elegant evening, to be held in the courthouse rotunda. Easy to learn dance steps are part of the evening’s festivities; refreshments served.  For information concerning ball reservations, please contact Nancy Kaiser at or at (812) 686-2553.  For any other information please go to our website

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