Veterans weekend (November 9th and 10th) will bring the National Civil War Association to the historic Johnston House on Higgins Canyon Road, Half Moon Bay, CA. This historical reenactment society specializes in bringing an important part of United States history alive for students and the public.
There will be a Union Army Camp and a Confederate Camp set up exactly as they were in the 1860’s. This group of reenactors are divided by Army rank and duties. They have the cavalry, sharp shooters, medical teams, cooking stations, weapon specialists, and canon brigades, all to be examined by spectators and school children. Special instructive tours will be given to educate us on the way of life at that time.
The Sutlers will also have a separate camp. These are the merchants and peddlers who followed the battles providing wares and clothing to the soldiers. These tents are as fascinating as the soldier encampments. The public is welcome to buy any of the wares that suit their fancy. You may see army jackets, ladies frocks and petticoats, bonnets, cooking utensils, cutlery, horse feeding canvas bags, journals, leather satchels and the like. They also sell books related the time.
Bring your family for a truly unique historical experience.