Next weekend, the will take residents and visitors to Framingham back in time to the Civil War.
Confederate and Union soldiers plan to camp out on Framingham Centre Common, May 4-6, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Framingham began its retrospective of the Civil War and Framingham's role in more than a year ago. It was at 4:30 a.m. on April 12 in 1861 that the Confederacy attacked Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina to start the battle between North and South. To commemorate that date, In conjunction with the , he
Next week's multi-day encampment continues the town's civil war sesquicentennial celebration. Camp setup is from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4. The encampment will be open Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The encampment, which including sutlers and atillery demonstrations, is free and open to the public.
There will be other events throughout the weekend that will require the purchase of a button for admission. Buttons will be sold on site for $5 per person or $20 per family.
Activities will be held rain or shine. The event is sponsored by the Framingham Co-Operative Bank.