Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Hale Farm Update #1

For the first time in many years at the Hale Farm event, the Federal Army will be camped in the town and the civilian camps around and among the buildings. It will be an impressive site to see all of the company streets in the town green. We will also use the wooded areas around the town for the campaigners.

Another exciting addition this year will be the use of cavalry. The event has never used cav on horse back and this will be a welcomed feature.

One of the things we are trying to get back to with this event are the basic experiences of the Civil War that so many of us joined the hobby for in the first place. In other words, bring plenty of power!

Stay tuned for more...

Monday, April 05, 2010

Division max-effort in Ohio

The Civil War Reenactment season is upon us once again. Please mark your calendars for Hale
Farm & Village's Civil War Reenactment, August 14 & 15, 2010. This year, Hale Farm & Village is excited to grow this spectacular event.

This is a maximum-effort event for both Birney's Division and Army of the Ohio on the Federal side, and Medich's Battalion on the Confederate side. This promises to be one of the largest Civil War events ever held at Hale Farm.

As in years past, Civil War reenactors will enjoy the usual amenities, including battles in the North Pasture on Saturday and Sunday, a complimentary supper on Saturday night provided by Hale Farm & Village, and the Civil War Ball.

As we approach the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in 2011, Hale Farm & Village and the
Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) are pleased to add new opportunities for reenactors and visitors to rediscover the many ways in which Ohioans played a key role in the war. This year, Hale Farm & Village presents a new public program on August 14, Dinner with Abraham Lincoln, a meal of historic portions presented by the museum's Historic Foodways department in the Gatehouse Visitor Center as well as a Civil War-Era Wedding. Civil War Reenactors who participate in the encampment will receive a significant discount on this spectacular new event (see the registration materials at

Additionally, Hale Farm & Village's event management team, Kelly Falcone-Hall (VP, Hale Farm), Becky Carlino (Director of Community Engagement, WRHS, and Event Manager) and Beth Pamula (Operations Manager and Civil War Reenactor) are pleased to announce a new Civil War Roundtable comprised of reenactors, units, divisions, and staff who will meet throughout the year to discuss opportunities to mark the 150th anniversary and discuss ways to improve this annual event.

If you'd like to get involved, please contact Becky Carlino ( for more information.

Finally, the WRHS, Hale Farm & Village are honored to be part of a statewide commission to
celebrate the Civil War sesquicentennial, the "Civil War 150." See for more information.

We look forward to your participation in the Civil War Reenactment at Hale Farm and Village.
Registration for the event must be returned by July 30, 2010.