Living History Day a Success at the Pearce Museum

The Pearce Museum on the campus of Navarro College held an all-day Living History event Sat., April 9, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. 
Civil War reenactors from as far away as Waco, Waxahachie, and Austin were on hand to answer questions about the Civil War.   Many brought artifacts, flags, weapons, and foodstuffs so that they could more clearly discuss what life was like for the average Civil War soldier. Several “soldiers” played period music throughout the day.
Children were able to make period toys – like yarn dolls, thaumatropes, Victorian fans, and fabric balls – to get an idea of what kids their own age played with 150 years ago. 
The Leo Club from Navarro College managed the concession stand, selling hot dogs and nachos for lunch. 
Stay tuned for more Sesquicentennial events, exhibitions, and a movie series, just to name a few. The Pearce Museum is open to the public Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. General admission applies. For more information about the Pearce Museum, call 903-875-7642.