Civil War Day Coming to Forbes Field

TOPEKA, Kan. - Civil War Day is being held at the Kansas National Guard Museum, 6700 South Topeka Blvd (main entrance of Forbes Field.) this Saturday, Oct. 11.

Civil War troops will show what life was like during the Civil War through encampments, reenactments, demonstrations and discussions. All events are free and open to the public and will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Saturday kicks off with a Pancake Feed open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations will be accepted.

Featured will be the 8th Kansas Infantry and the 2nd Colorado Cavalry re-enactors. Demonstrations on Civil War medicine, blacksmithing, and a Civil War Sanitary Commission will be held. Discussions will be on the 8th Kansas Infantry (10 a.m.) and the Battle of Mine Creek (11 a.m.). Showing of "The 34th Star," a story of the struggle for Kansas statehood, will be held throughout the day.
Admission to the Museum of the Kansas National Guard is free, and 75 inside and 21 outside major equipment exhibits are on display including five helicopters, two airplanes, five artillery pieces, three tanks and a variety of trucks and other equipment.
The Kansas National Guard Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Admission is free.