Living History & Civil War Re-Enactment at Ft. Stevens

Ft. Stevens State Park in Hammond, Oregon is preparing to host their annual Civil War Re-enactment and Living History event over Labor Day Weekend, August 30-Sept. 1, 2008.
From the Northwest Civil War Council’s website:
The Northwest Civil War Council and the Friends of Old Fort Stevens will host their annual Battle Reenactment event on Labor Day Weekend.  As you may know, the Fort Stevens Reenactment takes place in the historic area of the fort each year.  This is the Northwest Civil War Council’s largest event, drawing reenactors from all over the northwest, including Washington, California, Nevada, Canada and Idaho.  The reconstructed earthworks originally built in 1863 – 1865 is Oregon’s only direct link to the Civil War.  It’s appropriate that this is the site of a battle and living history encampment honoring that link.

The battlefield is located in front of the Spanish American War concrete batteries.  The public will be able to view the battles from the top of the west battery near the park museum.  It is a crowd pleaser and a great camera viewpoint.

See our Spectator’s Guide to getting the most enjoyment out of this event! “

Those interested should direct questions to Event Coordinator John Frenzel at jfrenzel000@centurytel.net or 541-451-2436.
Park Historian: Gail Hemmen 503-861-2000

If you’d like your own piece of history (Lewis & Clark map, Jamestown, VA or Dead Reckoning) to take home with you, or give as a gift, then contact Bill Brooks, Historian in Vogue at the following phone: 503-338-6056 or email him at bill@nwlimited.com

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