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September 27, 2012

Farmers' Museum to mark Civil War anniversary

On Sept. 29, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown presents two special events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The 77th New York Regimental Balladeers perform “Hard Times Come Again No More: America’s Heart Songs” from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The balladeers preserve the songs, tunes, history, and spirit of the Antebellum and Civil War period using original musical arrangements and lyrics, according to a media release.

Recognizing the importance of emblems and symbols during the war, museum staff will paint a reproduction silk regimental flag. This demonstration will be ongoing throughout the day.

Across the street, the Fenimore Art Museum will present a new exhibition, “On the Home Front: New York in the Civil War,” of Civil War-era artifacts, artwork, photographs and clothing. The exhibition runs through Dec. 31.

Admission to these Civil War activities is included with paid museum admission.

 

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