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Living History Day

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Begins: February 16, 2019 10:00 am
Ends: February 16, 2019 3:00 pm

History will come to life as DeBary Hall Historic Site hosts Living History Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.

The 37th Alabama Regiment Company H, a Civil War re-enactment group, will set up a camp and medical tent. They will offer presentations on Civil War weapons, life and artifacts.

Jim Sawgrass, a member of the Muscogee Creek Indian Tribe, will describe Native American culture and heritage in the Southeast. His son, Cody Boettner, will perform a Native American hoop dance.

Local actors Bill and Cara Elder will portray George and Martha Washington during a presentation in the mansion.

Visitors can walk the grounds and interact with historical characters, including legendary steamboat captain Jacob Brock, while children can create an old-fashioned toy and play a Victorian game.

There is no charge to attend the outdoor event, which is sponsored by the Friends of DeBary Hall. Lunch will be available for purchase from the Four Townes Moose Lodge. Tours of the site’s 1871 mansion will be available; admission prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and younger.

DeBary Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s open six days a week at 198 Sunrise Blvd., DeBary. The site is closed on Mondays.

For more information, call Tracy Mestre at 386-668-3840.