Crisp Museum Hosting ‘Civil War Times’ Feb. 13


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 9, 2016 — “Civil War Times” is being hosted by the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 13, at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

“Civil War Times” introduces the life and times of soldiers and their families. Visitors will see period fashion, firearms, a tea party, river squadron and fort facts, and hands-on activities. Presentations will include:

–Hammered Dulcimers by Front Porch Players

–Civil War Dog Tags and Love Tokens by curator of education Ellen Hahs

–Harriet Tubman Portrayal by Marlene Rivero,

–Cookin’ with Tea by Sixth Missouri Company D Reenactors

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. Members of the 1st Missouri Engineers of the West will be on hand with their rifles and accouterments. The ladies will have displays and a hands-on activity.

Marlene Rivero offers a moving presentation as Harriet Tubman in period clothing.

“Rivero really communicates the emotion of her character well. Viewers come away from her performance understanding the some of the ways her character managed through struggles and coped through the hard times while helping others. She is an excellent storyteller. In her performance you will get more than a glimpse of the past through her descriptive portrayal,” said Ellen Hahs, curator of education at Crisp Museum.

The Sixth Missouri Company D Confederate Infantry Reenactors of Dexter will demonstrate setting up camp, host a ladies’ tea, present period dress head to toe and lead a Civil War trivia challenge.

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