For Immediate Release
May 3, 2011
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CIVIL WAR ERA MERCHANDISE WORKSHOP SCHEDULED
(Kirksville, MO) – Join the Battle of Kirksville Committee and the James Country Mercantile on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Adair County Annex building for a Civil War Era Merchandise Workshop. James Country Mercantile will be discussing examples of period piece clothing, sewing patterns, and equipment and merchandise from the 1860s, as well as offering some items for sale. The workshop is one of many events leading up to the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Kirksville, scheduled for August 5th – 7th, 2011. One of the planned activities at the August event is a costume contest. Come out and learn about period piece clothing for men, women and children!
Schedule of events for 2011 Commemoration:
Schedule of Events:
Friday, August 5th:
7pm Friday Night on the Square—Courthouse Lawn
Period Piece music, DAV: handout flags
Flag Display, Table of info on activities
Saturday, August 6th:
3pm Adair County Historical Society Open (tours, battle diorama, cannonballs)
Flag ceremony with Veterans at Courthouse (begins at 3:45pm)
Scavenger Hunt begins (last given out at 5pm)
4pm Medical Tent Opens, Children’s Games begin
NEMO Country Dance Club: Virginia Reel and Ho-down
5pm Period Piece Music begins
6pm Explanation of Flag Display, Costume Contest
Begin vignettes (Done at the beginning and end)
Sunday, August 7th: 2pm Community Church service at Rotary Park
This commemoration will be the first event of its kind, with a grander event to follow next year.
Please contact Carolyn Chrisman at 660-665-2119 or by e-mail at Carolyn_chrisman@yahoo.com for more information.
Battle of Kirksville committee members include: Carolyn Chrisman, City of Kirksville; Debi Boughton, Tourism; Claudia Minor, Adair County Historical Society; Jason Haxton, ATSU; Jeff Gall, Truman State University; Linda Colton, Kirksville Arts Association; Julie Mikolajczak, Kirksville School District; Brad Selby, City of Kirksville; Melanie Smith, City of Kirksville; Larry Baker, community member; Larry Mudd, community member; Nate Walker, KDIC; Gene Schneider, community member.