Historic Charlton Park hosts its annual Civil War Muster July 16 and17 with interpreters and craftsmen in the village with demonstrations, a lantern tour of the village, live music and dancing and cannons firing over the Thornapple River. Battle reenactments will take place at High Meadow on Saturday and in the village on Sunday.
There will also be infantry, cavalry, medical and artillery demonstrations. A pancake breakfast is 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday and a food vendor will be onsite. Sutler's Row vendors offer reproduction and handmade civil war-era goods, clothing and toys. Sunday morning, the Carlton Center Church will host a traditional worship service.
General admission is $6 for those 13 and up; $4 for children five to 12 and free for children four and under. For specific events and times, visit www.charltonpark.org
Photo: A confederate charge is reenacted on the village green at an earlier Civil War Muster at Charlton Park.