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Living History 

The Battle of Richmond Association will be hosting the 15th Annual Living History Days

at Richmond Battlefield Park

from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.on April 26-27, 2018

Come and experience the Civil War era with us! Student may experience a variety of activities, some of which may include:


  • Cooking demonstrations

  • Archaeology

  • Cavalry

  • Artillery

  • Story Telling

  • Farming

  • Children’s games

  • Civil War clothing

  • Broom making

  • Era music

  • March and drill

  • Criquette

  • Cemetery tours

  • Confederate flag explanations


First person accounts from:

  • General Bull Nelson

  • Colonel William Link

  • Sharpshooter


Abraham Lincoln will address everyone at one time directly after lunch. You may find him joining you among your group as you travel from station to station.


Bring lunch and picnic on the grounds under several picturesque trees.

"Our kids and staff really enjoyed our trip to Battlefield. We found the events and activities to be engaging and age appropriate for the students. The work put into the eventful day by Mrs. Graves and her students was  an academic success. The day was packed with content that was relevant to testing.  I highly recommend this to be a great experience for all that attend. Thanks Mrs. Graves, for all the hard work and commitment in helping our students experience our country’s past."

    -- E. Rhodus

"Living History Days is my favorite field trip of the year! I have taken my students to the Living History Days at Pleasant View for 4 consecutive years now, and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. My students are engaged and learning all day long. From section to section and activity to activity, my students are interested and fascinated by the things they see. The "Blood Room", "Baseball", and the "Graveyard" are among there favorite exhibits. They learn so much from the hands-on activities and the visuals, no lesson I teach in the classroom could ever compare. "

    -- Veronica Napier, 5th Grade Teacher, Central Elementary

"Each year my 5th graders attend the Living History Days on the Battle field.  Presenters from all walks of life represent what life was like during the time of the civil war.  From soldiers talking about battle, house wives and their role from sewing, baking, knitting…children and the games they would play.  Presenters showing the students the clothing of the period.  There have been gun and cannon demonstrations, presenters like Abe Lincoln…the list is endless.  What a great day for the students to witness, touch, participate, and hear about life during the era of the Civil War.


So glad to have this opportunity to go every year.  Mrs. Graves works tirelessly getting all the presenters to come in, setting up, scheduling and not to mention preparing her students to help those 2 days.  They arrive in period dress they’ve made themselves, some are prepared to make presentations, some are guides around the battlefield."  

    -- Kim Collins, 5th Grade Social Studies Teacher,

    Academic Team Coach, White Hall Elementary

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