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Updated schedule – Pleasureville Civil War Weekend

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 reenactors encampment of the 87th Pennsylvania Infantry, 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
— 7 p.m. Aug. 27: Dr. Andrew Winand and son Noah will portray President Abraham Lincoln and son Tad.
— 8 p.m. Aug. 27: Scott Mingus, local author, will discuss the Pleasureville area during the Civil War
— 9 a.m. Aug. 28: Indoor auction, including quilts, and a $3 pancake breakfast
— During the day Aug. 28: The PA 87th Regiment Company C encamps as if it were 1860 with military drills and demonstrations and church and cemetery tours on the hour
— 11 am: Extra Billy Smith – Virginia living historian Dave Meisky discusses the life of Confederate Maj. Gen. William “Extra Billy” Smith, whose Virginia brigade occupied parts of Manchester and Springettsbury (then Spring Garden) townships during the Gettysburg Campaign
— 1 p.m. Aug. 28: Munitions lecture by Chaplain Ron Bupp
— 3 p.m. Aug. 28: Sandra Freeman discusses 1860s mourning customs
— 5 p.m. Aug. 28: Contests for pie eating and watermelon-seed spitting
— 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 28: Civil War dance with the Victorian Dance Ensemble ($5)
— 9 a.m. Aug. 29: Worship service “under the pines” with the period troops
— 10 a.m. Aug. 29: Refreshments
— 11 a.m. Aug. 29: Indoor worship service
For details, contact or visit
Take U.S. Route 30 to York.
Go north on N. Sherman Street
2606 N. Sherman on the west side of the street. Off-street free parking is available.
More information is available on their website.