This past Sunday we got the chance to go to see a Civil War Re-enactment at Naper Settlement in Naperville, IL.
Confederate telegraph operator George “Lightning” Ellsworth.
Playing along with the musicians (M and K are the two girls wearing hats under the flute player). They got to play three songs with them, and we videotaped them. It was so much fun. Little E was too shy to play along.
Me with President Lincoln (I cropped out the girls for privacy but they were in the shot in front of us.
Mr. RSG learning about the weapons used by the confederate soldiers (why yes, he is a Hawks fan).
Old fashioned photographer developing tintype (ferrotype) photos.
This photographer, I came to find out, is a nuclear particle accelerator operator. I talked with him quite a bit about photography. Turns out he knows a bit about genetic analysis from having taken a class or two in college. We had quite a lively conversation.
Union soliders on the march
This was an amazing field trip. And I’m so glad we got the opportunity to go.