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Come Experience Civil War Life This Weekend in Brick

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Jim Heine of Manasquan demonstrating how the soldiers cooked. (Photo: Brick Historical Society)
Jim Heine of Manasquan demonstrating how the soldiers cooked. (Photo: Brick Historical Society)

A portion of Brick will be taken back in history to the 19th century this weekend, when a Civil War encampment will be re-enacted in the Herbertsville section of town.

The encampment is not the re-enactment of a battle, rather, it shows how soldiers lived day-to-day during wartime.

The 61st New York Volunteer Regiment will spend the weekend and show visitors what life was like in camp at the Havens Homestead house and museum off Herbertsville Road. They will march, fire guns and answer questions. The public is invited to share experiences with them and are welcome during the daytime hours Aug. 5 and until 3 pm on Aug. 6.

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In addition to the Encampment, the Society will hold a bake sale and there will be sale items in the Lizzie Herbert Gift Shop. Civil War “Hanky Dolls” will be featured. There will be free tours of the Havens Homestead Museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days, and the other buildings, such as the barn, the cranberry shed and the fishing shack will be open for viewing. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.

Katie Chadwick of Cherry Hill (Photo: Brick Historical Society)
Katie Chadwick of Cherry Hill (Photo: Brick Historical Society)

For more information on the activities of the society, see its page on Facebook, access: bricktwphistoricalsociety.com or call 732-785-2500.

The museum and campground is located at 521 Herbertsville Road.


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