History comes alive next weekend in Queens, thanks to members of the NY26th Regiment United States Colored Troops re-enacting group who will be organizing an interactive outdoor American Civil War museum with a focus on the experiences of African American troops this Sunday. The group, which stages numerous Civil War reenactments throughout the year, will set up camp in Maple Grove Cemetery, known for its educational programs.
Visitors will be entreated to recreations of soldiers’ camps and discussions with the re-enactors, dressed in Civil War garb. Among the other attractions coming on Sunday include a mock recruitment station, portrayals of the abolitionist movement, and a parade with the Color Guard to visit the burial sites of Civil War veterans.
The free full-day event is set for Sunday, June 7th.