Reenactment of Civil War Encampment

Perhaps the September highlight in terms of congregational activities was the Civil War Encampment HPC hosted for the community on 9/10/11. One family in the church that is involved in 19th century living history activities set up a typical Union soldier camp, providing replicas of period items, dress, food that gave us a glimpse into the life of Americans from a bygone era. We learned about the religious beliefs of typical soldiers and how their faith informed their attention to duty, honor, and principle. We even had a musket-firing demonstration that was a big hit with the kids! The day was such a success that HPC is considering hosting similar events in the future to provide living history education in the community, and a convenient entry way into the lives of people in the church.

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