Roberson to Host Civil War Living History Weekend

Roberson Museum and Science Center will host a Civil War Living History Weekend May 12-13 featuring cannon and musket firings, encampment settings, Civil War soldiers, tea with the Lincolns and more.  The activities highlight The Civil War exhibition on display at Roberson.

Events and demonstrations will take place between 10am – 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.  Participants include Union and Confederate soldiers, a fife and drum corps, and living history presenters representing generals, a pastor, a blacksmith and President and Mrs. Lincoln. 

On Saturday guests can experience what life during the Civil War was like by visiting our encampment near our parking lot.  There will be musket and cannon demonstrations, camp sites, soldiers, drummers and more.  On Sunday visitors can meet Generals of the Civil War, join us for Tea with the Lincolns in the Mansion and learn about fashion of the time.  Guests are encouraged to explore The Civil War exhibition during their visit.

Civil War Living History Weekend:  Schedule of Events


Soldier Drilling/Marching and music throughout the day

10:00     Musket Demo

11:00     Musket Demo

11:00     Reflections of the Civil War presentation

1:00       Cannon Fire

1:00       Reflections of the Civil War presentation

2:00       Cannon Fire

2:10       Historic Church Service

3:00       Cannon Fire

4:00       Musket and Cannon Fire to end event


10:00 – 12:00 Meet the Generals

11:00     Reflections of the Civil War presentation

1:00       Tea with the Lincolns in the Mansion

2:00       Reflections of the Civil War presentation

There is no charge for attending outside activities on Saturday.  Inside activities and demonstrations on both Saturday and Sunday are free with General Admission to Roberson.  Admission is $8 for Adults, $6 for students/seniors, members are free.

Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.