Every year http://www.slcha.org/ hosts a Civil War weekend in Massena, NY. I personally have always thought it would be neat to go to a civil war re-enactment, so this past weekend my boys and I did just that. It was really fun, my middle son and I both participated in a frying pan toss (who knew I could toss one 34 feet, ha!) and the boys got to check out some of the weapons and old time toys; which each of them (including my 17 year old) chose one to bring home.
The guys did an excellent job with the re-enactment, answered any questions people had about life in the 1800’s and really made the day pleasant as did the women in their gowns which I was loving! My younger two boys decided they wanted to work on some Civil War lapbooks this week and my oldest is interested in enlisting as a re-enactor. Good times. I definitely recommend checking out one of these events should there be one near you!