City of Alexandria, VA
Civil War Balloon Corps Living History Event
|Title:||Civil War Balloon Corps Living History Event|
|Date & Time:||Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
|Location:||Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd. (Map This)|
Interpreter Kevin Knapp portrays Civil War balloonist Thaddeus Lowe
Learn about the use of aerial balloons for military reconnaissance during the Civil War, and the little known balloon ascensions that occurred in the West End of Alexandria early in the war. The program features a reenactor portraying period aeronaut Thaddeus Lowe, and a partially inflated netted gas balloon. Reenactors, demonstrations and soldier life activities are included. Program includes Union and Confederate re-enactors, drills and camp life activities. This free event is weather dependent.
|Contact Phone No.:||703.746.4848|
|Audience:||Anyone may attend|
|Tags:||Costumed Interpreters, Family, Fort Ward Park, Living History, Museums, Parks, West End|
For event details visit http://www.alexandriava.gov/c/3318
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