Did you know the critical battles of the Revolutionary War and Civil War were fought on the private farms, woodlots and backyards of peaceful people? That’s right, people had been living life and working their fields for decades until one terrible day when war came to their town and changed it forever. Harder still, most of the young men from each town were gone, off to fight the nation’s battles for independence or freedom.
Join the American Battlefield Trust and the Richmond National Battlefield Park during Harvest Days for a special Generations event on Saturday, September 21 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Experience the life of American soldiers in the the wars that created and defined our country. This program is designed for both adults and kids of all ages to share in the experiences, together. The event is free and open to all, with the hope that you will participate with someone of another generation. Some lucky kids will even get to don hats and uniforms! Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for inclement weather. Come on out and help instill a lifelong passion for history in your daughter, grandson, neighbor or friend.
The event sits within the National Park Service’s Harvest Days event which runs from 10-4 with all sorts of great activities happening the entire time! Each of the two Generations events, lasting roughly one hour each, will consist of:
Brief history talks
The school of the soldier
Pictures and Folklore
• This event is FREE and open to all but you are encouraged to bring a kid with you.
• Guardians must accompany the child they brought to the event.
• Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for inclement weather.