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 SRU's Old Stone House to Open Season with Two-Day 'Civil War Living History' 

 

SPOTLIGHT

4/15/2003

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

KALEIDOSCOPE ART FESTIVAL EVENT –

SRU’S OLD STONE HOUSE TO OPEN SEASON WITH TWO-DAY ‘CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY’

          SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s the Old Stone House will open its summer season with a two-day “Civil War Living History” encampment April 26-27 giving visitors the chance to see life in the Civil War era and the opportunity to talk with re-enactors who have studied the period.

          The free event, part of SRU’s 12-day “Kaleidoscope” arts festival running April 22-May 3, will include a walking tour featuring 100 participants stationed at various sites re-enacting soldier and civilian life during the Civil War era. The event will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and is open to the public.

          The Old Stone House will be filled with 19th -century civilians engaged in homefront activities drawing a historical parallel to modern day soldier’s aid efforts. A “grand encampment” will be open for inspection and interviews with some of those seen in the film “God’s and Generals.”

          Anyone with questions should contact Dr. David Dixon, curator of the Old Stone House and history professor at SRU, by calling 724-738-2408. For a complete listing of Kaleidoscope events visit: www.sru.edu/pages/916/asp

            The Old Stone House, one of Butler County’s most recognized landmarks, is located in northern Butler County at the intersections of routes 8, 528, and 173, 12 miles north of Butler.

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