Crisp Museum to Host ‘Civil War Times’ Feb. 14

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 28, 2015 – “Civil War Times” is being hosted by the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 14 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Visitors will experience Civil War period fashion, firearms, music, storytelling, a camp display, a tea party, fort facts, a Valentine’s Day activity and more.

Special guests at the event include the Turner Brigade, the Sixth Missouri Company D Confederate Infantry Reenactors of Dexter, Missouri, and storyteller Marlene Rivero.

The Turner Brigade is a reenactor organization that portrays infantry, artillery and engineer units of Missouri Union volunteers and civilians of the Civil War period. The Front Porch players will entertain with hammered dulcimers and fiddle tunes. Members of the First Missouri Engineers of the West will be on hand with their rifles and accouterments.

The Sixth Missouri Company D Confederate Infantry Reenactors of Dexter will demonstrate a camp scene and give a presentation highlighting female spies and soldiers of the Civil War.

Marlene Rivero offers a message of strength, courage and faith as represented through the deeds of Harriet Tubman. She will explain how signal quilts and songs communicated information about safe routes for runaway slaves.

The Southeast Explorer Mobile Museum exhibit “U.S. History” spanning 500 years will be open for visitors.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo. For more information, call (573) 651-2260 or email museum@semo.edu.