I've received some great advise here in the past, hope I can presume again!
My scout troop will be going to the Antietam living history event on 9/15-16. We applied last November and have a camping site not far from Burnside's bridge.
Both my 17 year old sons and I reenact so we plan on putting the boys through some drill over the next couple weeks. Simple marching and manual of arms to prep them for the weekend and build excitement.
We plan on having period food for the weekend (oatmeal for breakfast, hard tack, cheese and peperoni and an apple for lunch, beans and ham for dinner). But I could use some guidance.
Anyone know a good movie as an overview that I can show at a meeting that would be 45 minutes or less?
There are general guidelines for the weekend on what is happening. There are tours during the day but I bet if I add my 30+ group to any tour it will be huge. I called the visitor center but I cannot sign up in advance for any specific tour.
Anything specific that we should be doing that day? I can take them around and give the an overview of the main sites - Burnside's bridge, Sunken Road, Dunker Church, etc. But I want to "plug in" to anything exceptional that is happening that day.
I've already had one troop member join reenacting, this could be a great way to get more!
Thanks for your help!