MUMFORD — The year 1864 saw the Union gather strength in the Civil War as Ulysses S. Grant is given command of all Union armies, and William T. Sherman captures Atlanta and initiates his ruthless March to the Sea.
With that in mind, on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, Genesee Country Village & Museum (GCVM) marks the fourth year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial in one of the Northeast’s largest Civil War events.
Each day sees two battles, one an open battlefield, featuring cavalry and live cannon fire at 11:30 a.m. and another in the historic village at 2 p.m.
The museum will be open each day from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Meanwhile village civilians are busy trying to maintain a normal life, while dealing with soldiers encamped around their homes.
Townsfolk occupying the village will offer musical concerts, specialty shopping and vignettes depicting civilian life during the war. The military camps, including that at the base of the flying gas balloon the Intrepid, will also be open for inspection during the day.
Admission is $17.50 adults; $14.50 seniors and students with ID; $11.40 youth 4-16; and free to children 3 and under and active military with ID.
For further information, visit www.gcv.org or call (585) 538-6822.
GCVM is the largest living history museum in New York state with the largest collection of historic buildings in the Northeast.