Activities set for young people

Free activities are planned for young people at a Union County Civil War Weekend which is planned Feb. 10-12 in Anna.

The Anna Arts Center and the PAST organization of Union County will be sponsoring the Civil War Weekend. The events will be at the Anna Arts Center at 117 W. Davie St. in Anna.

On Saturday, Feb. 11, one of the events is a free children/youth area.

Other free events on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. include:

Civil War exhibits, open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. “Southern Illinoisans in the Battle of Fort Donelson, Feb. 12-16, 1862” by Civil War lecturer Glen Bishop.

10:45 to 11:30 a.m., “Finding the Three Civil War Camps Around Anna” by Dr. Susan Whitemountain.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., free biscuit lunch, or barbeque sandwiches, chips and drink for $4.

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., music by Cobden group.

12:20 to 12:35 p.m., banjo picking by Linda Clutts.

12:35 to 12:50 p.m., storytelling and harmonica jamming by Jim Goddard.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m., “Why They Died: Remembering and Honoring the 429 from Union County Who Gave Their Lives in the Civil War” by historian/educator of the year Darrel Dexter.

2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., book reviews for “Civil War Tale: The Last Hope” and “Love Until the End” Civil War story by author Mike Estel of Anna.

3 p.m. to 4 p.m., “Caught in the Sweep of History: Egypt in the Civil War 1861-1865” by Mike Jones, curator/director of the General John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro.

4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,  Pitch Catchers barbershop quartet.

The evening’s entertainment starts at 6 p.m. with a Campfire Stew buffet and musical, "Lincoln: The Life and Times." Call Lee, phone 833-6525 or email <a href=""></a> for $15 reservation by Feb 6.

"Lincoln: The Life and Times" will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday; admission is $5.

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