The City of Falls Church will host Civil War Day – a living-history event depicting the Falls Church home front during the Civil War – on Saturday, May 18. This free event will be held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park and Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church.
This year’s theme is the home front. Living history presentations with Civil War soldier and civilian reenactments will show how the area coped with the war at the doorstep. Other events and activities include soldier firing and drilling exercises, live music, a children’s activities tent, house tours, and more. A special Emancipation Proclamation presentation will take place at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and a free bus tour of the new Civil War Trail through town will depart at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Box lunches consisting of chicken, coleslaw, corn bread, ginger cake, and lemonade will be available for $8 each. Advanced lunch tickets for $7 are recommended and can be purchased at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., by May 17.
For more information, call 703-248-5171.