March to Destiny, http://www.marchtodestiny.org/, has so many educational and fun features! The area behind the Library on Saturday of March to Destiny is a whole little village! I took a tour of the village, and hope to show people enough of it to generate their interest to come to Shippensburg for March to Destiny next year!
Since there was a war going on, there needed to be medical people. The doctor was there explaining about the medical knowledge of the time.
The doctor had quite a lot of medicines with him.
People dying out on the battle field required the embalmer to be there. He explained the whole process of embalming and the necessitiy of it at that time.
He had his tools with him.
But it was also a village of every day activities just as any village would have been at that time. There were two young people playing a game called Game of Graces.
The blacksmith was there, making necessary tools that people used every day.
Sutlers were there with all sorts of every day things that people needed too.
And then there were people out enjoying their little village, and sharing it with the rest of us.
As a resident of the town and a member of Shippensburg Historical Society, I would like to thank the March to Destiny organization and all the friendly and interesting people who reenact the Civil War, for coming to share their experiences and knowledge with all of us.