Experience history at annual Civil War Muster

Civil War reenactment

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) Thousands are expected to come out to experience history at the annual Civil War Muster in Holland. The Sixth Annual Civil War Muster at Van Raalte Farm will involve more than 150 re-enactors who will depict two historic battles in Civil War history, one with ties to Michigan.

The first battle is the Battle of Atlanta, which was fought in 1864 just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. This battle ultimately led to the union overtaking the confederate troops and the city of Atlanta. The second battle depicted is the Battle of Utoy Creek. Utoy Creek was part of the Siege of Atlanta.

All ages are invited to attend this free event with two days of music, impressions of historical figures, performances, Crafter’s Alley, medical scenarios, and period-style vendors.

The Civil War Muster is from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 20 and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 21. Visitor parking is available for free at the Johnson Controls parking lot on 24th Street, just east of the corner of 24th and Waverly. All visitors must park there. Free shuttle buses will transport visitors to and from Van Raalte Farm. Additional information is available at the website at hollandmuseum.org/muster.

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