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2019 News

Civil War Dance Foundation Presents “Christmas in the 1860s”

November 17, 2019

Visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center have an opportunity to learn period dances. The Victorian Dance Ensemble, the performing troupe of the Civil War Dance Foundation, will present “Christmas in the 1860s” Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Ensemble performs dances of the 1860s. Visitors have an opportunity to join in and learn a dance of the era. Dance demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

The Civil War Dance Foundation will display civilian artifacts, including dance cards, fans, Victorian jewelry and photographs. The Civil War Dance Foundation will also have on display a recreated period table-top Christmas tree with homemade ornaments and a soldier’s box to show what would have been sent to troops in the field.

The Civil War Dance Foundation presents the dance demonstrations and artifacts display free of charge as part of its educational outreach programming.