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Pleasureville Civil War Weekend: Aug. 27-29, 2010

Photo courtesy of Dr. Thomas M. Mingus.

The Pleasureville United Methodist Church, near York, Pennsylvania, is sponsoring a Civil War Weekend as part of its 150th anniversary celebration. This promises to be an interesting event, with a re-enactors encampment, a dance demonstration / ball with the Victorian Dance Ensemble, and many other events, including several speakers and presenters.
The event is free to the public, and all are welcome!
Here is the calendar of events, times, and directions. It’s easy to find, just north of US 30 in York.

Calendar of Events

Friday 7:00pm
President Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad visit.
Friday 8:00pm
Scott Mingus, local author of Civil War books, PowerPoint presentation on “The Pleasureville Area in the Civil War”
Saturday 8:00am
Encampment set-up by PA 87th Regiment Company C.
Saturday 9:00 am
Indoor, air-conditioned auction of items old and new.
Saturday all day
Military drills and demonstrations; Church tours; Cemetery tours; Children’s games; Food;
Munitions lecture 1:00 pm
Chaplain Ron Bupp shares his collection and presents info on the strategy equipment and ordnance
Mourning program 3:00 pm
Rituals and customs involved with mourning in the 1860’s
Saturday 7:00-10:00pm
Civil War Dance with Victorian Dance Ensemble
Sunday 9:00am
1860’s-style Outdoor Worship Service with the troops “under the pines”


Take U.S. Route 30 to York.
Go north on N. Sherman Street
2606 N. Sherman
More information is available on their website.