The City of Falls Church will host Civil War Day – a living-history event depicting the Falls Church home front during the Civil War – next Saturday, May 17. This free event will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park and Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church
This year’s theme is the Home Front. Living history presentations with Civil War soldier and civilian reenactments will show how the area coped with the war at their doorstep in the pervasive fear of Mosby’s Men and the impending threat of a raid. Other events and activities include soldier firing and drilling exercises, live music, a children’s activities tent, and house tours.
A special presentation on John S. Mosby’s raid into Falls Church and the abduction of John Reed will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and a free two-hour bus tour of the new Civil War Trail signs through town will depart at 10:30 a.m.
Box lunches consisting of chicken, coleslaw, corn bread, ginger cake, and lemonade will be available for $8 each. Advanced lunch tickets for $7 are recommended and can be purchased at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., by May 15.
This event is sponsored by the Recreation and Parks Department, the Victorian Society at Falls Church, and the Falls Church Historical Commission. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call 703-248-5171.