Events

1863 Civil War Weekend - The Guns of 1863 

March 10 - 11, 2018

9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Showtime 1:00 p.m. 

The Guns of 1863- at Camp Mabry on March 10-11.  Visitors will get a chance to get an up close and personal look at how soldiers on both sides lived during the war, as well as see firing demonstrations of some of the Civil War’s most famous weapons. In addition the museum’s living history volunteers will explain the uniforms and equipment used by the troops, why they carried flags into battle and the role of drums and bugles in the war.  The intricate maneuvers of infantry formations on the battlefield will also be demonstrated. Showtime is at 1 pm but the camp areas will be open to the public from 9 am to 4 pm.

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MABRY MIXER – LIBERATION LIBATIONS

March 21, 2018 - FREE for members, $5 for guests

Learn how the French and Italian wine industry protected their vineyards and wines during WWII and the German occupation; how soldiers from the 36th Infantry Division liberated their vineyards and villages; and taste some of the wines that those liberated vineyards still produce today. In addition to the history we will have a Sommelier share the history of the wines, lead us in a tasting, and celebrate a toast to the 36th Infantry Division.

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soldier drinking wine
Photo by Chris Hunt

Photo by Chris Hunt

May 26-27, 2018 - FREE and open to the public

Memorial Day Close Assault 1944 – WWII Living History and Reenactment

Education program and Reenactment at 11 am and 2 pm each day

Museum open 9 am to 5 pm

Learn about the weapons and tactics used by Allied and German soldiers during WWII. Watch the tactics and weapons come together in a immersive reenactment.

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