This weekend was our much-talked about, highly anticipated Civil War Encampment. It finished off our spring session of our Community Reads program, “Methuen Remembers the Civil War.” We will start back with more Civil War programming in the fall (and the staff and patrons may just mutiny….) after a break for summer reading.
I was only there for a few hours on Saturday due to a fairly wretched summer cold that sent me home early on Friday. So I didn’t last too long on Saturday but I was there long enough to see the tents, hear the incredibly loud cannons, dress up, and see some of the re-enactors. The groups that participated other than library staff were the 6th Massachusetts Regiment, the 6th Maine Artillery Regiment, the 1st New Hampshire Cavalry Regiment, General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, and President Abraham Lincoln.
Check out the pictures in the gallery below.
Overall, it was a really great time. I think the people that came really enjoyed it and while it was a massive undertaking for the staff, it was a great success!!
If anyone is interested in the contact information for any of the regiments and performers, or want some information about our programming throughout the year, let me know!