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News of the World – 1865

May 19 - May 22

Civil War reenactors

Historic Collinsville will host its first living history day of the season: “News of the World – 1865”. Experience and learn about local men returning home from the Civil War with reenactors, life skills of the period with blacksmithing, spinning wool into yarn, dipping candles, cooking on the hearth, and 19th-century medicine exhibits and demonstrations. Live period music will be provided throughout the day by The Traveling Caudell’s.

Historic Collinsville will be open regular hours for this event, 10AM – 4PM.