Events and Activities  2015

Event schedule subject to change

Civil War Talks:

All Civil War talks at 7:30 P.M. at the Salem Courthouse Community Center, East Broadway in the village of Salem.

March 5, Edie Meikle, “123rd Regiment N.Y.V.I. book preview.”

March 12, Cliff Oliver,  as “Solomon Northup, 12 Years a Slave.”

March 19, Tom Smith, “Ulysses S. Grant, His Life, His Work, His Death.”

March 26, Ken Aldous, “Yankee in the Basement”

Civil War Exhibits:

June 26 to July 31 in the Great Hall at the Salem Courthouse Community Center.

Concerts, Parade, Carnival and Fireworks:

123rd Regiment NYVI at Gettyburg

123rd Regiment NYVI at Gettyburg

Friday, July 3 at 1 P.M. the Providence Brigade Brass Band free short concert at the Salem Village Park.

Friday, July 3 at 7:30 P.M. the Providence Brigade Brass Band full concert at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. ($ fee)

Saturday July 4 “Civilian Clothing Show. A living exhibit showing period clothing for men, women and children.” Mackenzie Chapel, Salem First United Presbyterian Church.  Cancelled.

Saturday, July 4 at 1 P. M., 77th Regiment Balladeers in the Salem Courthouse Community Center Courtroom. ($ fee)

Saturday, July 4 at 4 P.M. Flag Presentation Ceremony at the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Depot on Main Street.

Saturday, July 4 at 5 P. M., Salem Volunteer Fire Department Parade, Civil War theme: “123rd Regiment Homecoming,” led by Providence Brigade Brass Band; at 6 P. M., Fireman’s Carnival, and at 9 P. M. fireworks at fairgrounds on Archibald Street. To participate in the parade contact Salem Volunteer Fire Department, Steve Saunders at

July 18, Saturday, 7:30 P. M. An historical perspective of American composers from the Civil War to the present day.  Some selected composers include Stephen Foster, Scott Joplin, Aaron Copland, MacDowell, Ives and American contemporaries, Adrienne Albert, and Kevin Walker. Rebecca Cormier Jeffreys, flutist, St. Anselms College; and Kent Baker, pianist, Green Mountain College.  Fort Salem Theater ($ fee)

Civil War Reenactors Encampment:

The 123rd Regiment H Company at the Salem Depot, 1995Friday July 3, Civil War encampment sets up on school grounds

Friday July 3, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Dinner at encampment

Saturday July 4, 7 a.m.-9 a.m.   Breakfast in the encampment

Saturday July 4, 9 A.M., 123rd Regiment encampment on the Salem Central School grounds open to public.

Sunday July 5, 7a.m.-9 a.m. Breakfast in the encampment

Sunday July 5, 3 p.m.  Encampment closes

August Events at Georgi Museum:

August 1-31, Civil War exhibit at the Georgi Museum in Shushan.

August 9, The Georgi on the Battenkill Community Park in Shushan is hosting the Fyffes and Drumms of Olde Saratoga at 11 A.M. Following the performance, Steve Trimm of Grant Cottage, will bring Ulysses S. Grant to life in our Community Room at 12:30 P.M. He will present a retrospective of Grant’s career, involvement in the Civil War, and personal history.

Civil War History Fair sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society:

September 25, Friday, programs at Salem  Central School for school children during the school day.

September 26, Saturday, 9 A.M. to 3 P. M., a Civil War theme public history fair with display booths by Washington County Historians and guest speakers throughout the day at Salem Central School and the Courthouse Community Center.


Civil War Re-enactment 1995