Civil War arrives in the Chilterns

american civil war weekend chiltern open air museum april 2013
american civil war weekend chiltern open air museum april 2013

If you were intrigued by Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster hit Lincoln, featuring an Oscar-winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, you may want to know more about the American Civil War – and here’s your chance.

The cataclysmic conflict is going to be recreated at Chiltern Open Air Museum this weekend.

Visitors can watch exciting battle re-enactments and weapons drills, meet the soldiers including famous Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and explore the Museum’s fascinating historic buildings brought to life by costumed interpreters.

Pictured are Laurie Watson from the living history society Soskan, and the Museum’s new Assistant Visitor Services Officer Jack Hamilton.

Find out more about the special events at the Chalfont St Giles museum at www.coam.org.uk.