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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Civil Wars Days this weekend at Naper Settlement

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Civil War re-enactors will ascend upon Naper Settlement Museum Village this weekend for Civil War Days, a Naperville tradition for over 30 years.

Mark Johnson, a member of the Naperville Heritage Society board of directors and chair of this year’s Civil War Days committee said “My daughter has a great love for the Civil War period, which spilled over into our entire family becoming re-enactors. We have been to Civil War reenactments in Wisconsin, Chicagoland, and even in Gettysburg, but there is no place more special than Naper Settlement.”

This year attendees will have an opportunity to see a reenactment of a Civil War-era wedding on Saturday afternoon. Norm and Gina Camp, who were married during Civil War Days at Naper Settlement 10 years ago, will be renewing their vows.

“It was a fairy tale wedding,” Camp said. “We still can’t believe it has been 10 years already, and we are looking forward to having the same excitement we had on that very special day.”

Civil War Days will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with a battle reenactment at 2:30PM each day. The Museum is located at 523 S. Webster St. near downtown Naperville.  Parking is available at the Municipal Center Garage or the Museum lot at the southwest corner of Webster St. and Porter Ave.

Tickets are $10 adult/senior 13+ and $5 for youth (4-12) in advance; at the door, tickets are $15 adult/senior 13+ and $10 youth (4-12). Tickets can be ordered on line through www.showclix.com/event/CivilWarDays or  www.napersettlement.museum/civilwardays.

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