Attendees to the site Saturday can meet with Abraham Lincoln, have a photo taken and strike up a conversation.
The entire weekend is sponsored by the , with support from
At 10:30 a.m., the actor portraying President Lincoln will do a review of the Troops at the encampment site on the .
The encampment will be open to the public Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Set up will take place Friday night from 4-9. The encampment is free. Other activities may require the purchase of a button for admission. Button is $5 per person or $20 per family.
- Did you know that the Civil War officially began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate troops lead by Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard attacked Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor?
- Did you know of the 530 Framingham volunteers who served in the Civil War (about one quarter of the adult male population) 52 died and 172 were wounded or disabled?
- In 1860, Lincoln became the first Republican elected President. He served from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1865.
- After the battle of Antietam in 1862 - the bloddiest battle in American history - Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves in the states that were still in rebellion on January 1st 1863.
- In November 1863, Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the national cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
- Lincoln first appeared on the $5 bill in 1914.
- Every president between William Henry Harrison and John F. Kennedy, who was elected in a year ending with a zero was assassinated or died while in office including Abraham Lincoln. This has been called Tecumseh's Curse.