Parks, Recreation & Museums

Posted on: September 9, 2015

MANGANO ANNOUNCES CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT AT OLD BETHPAGE VILLAGE RESTORATION

East Meadow, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that Company H, 119th N.Y. Volunteer Historical Association, will host a Civil War Reenactment Weekend at Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“I invite residents to experience Old Bethpage Village come alive through Civil War living history, and enjoy various presentations that offer a glimpse into the life of a Civil War soldier,” said County Executive Mangano.

The Civil War Reenactment is an interactive weekend focused on the lives of the Civil War era soldier. The weekend’s activities encapsulate the entire Civil War in a camp environment and will do so by weaving the history of the 119th New York Infantry along with its link to Long Island history. Presentations include several visiting stations: a quartermaster’s tent, the officers’ quarters, an early war Sibley tent, and military drills. The quartermaster tent will focus on the uniforms and equipment of the soldiers. The officers’ quarters will focus on military strategy and tactics, while the Sibley tent will be used to illustrate early war camp life. There will also be a standard regulation Union Army camp, set in the year 1864 that will focus on daily life of the enlisted men of the Civil War. There will also be additional visiting stations illustrating the history of the War and the soldiers that fought it.

Old Bethpage Village Restoration is open Wednesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for children (5-12), seniors, and volunteer firefighters.

For more information about Old Bethpage Village Restoration, please call: (516) 572-8401 or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

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