This Thursday, we’re looking forward to a powerful performance at the library. Several Civil War re-enactors will portray the events that led up to the outbreak of the War Between the States. In the play, David Imburgia and Matt Clemans will portray two friends, who heatedly debate the issues and political climate of the times. These men, once close friends, part ways as bitter enemies. One takes up arms to fight for the Confederate cause and the other joins the Union Army. Several women and children, who are also WCWA re-enactors, will join in the performance and contribute historic background as to war’s impact the on families both North and South. All the actors are re-enactors from the Washington Civil War Association.
The performance will take place on Thursday, March 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. It is designed to support Common Core Curriculum for students but possibly not suitable for early elementary ages due to war and conflict subject matter. Like all library programs, it is free and open to the public, and we hope to see you there!
This program is part of the Burlington Library and the Skagit Valley Genealogical Society’s “Making Connections through ROOTS Project.”