By Charly SHELTON
Calling all history buffs! Rosemont Middle School is hosting its annual Civil War Night tonight, Thursday, April 21.
The eighth grade class is learning about the Civil War in their history classes and the teachers, along with some community members and other reenactors, make the lessons come alive at stations set around the school’s lunch area and amphitheater.
In years past, guests have experienced in-depth looks at Civil War medicine, camp life, soldier training, Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, prison camps and life in Andersonville, and the music of the Civil War, among others. This year, there will be some new surprises and returning favorites to illustrate life in the 1860s.
While the focus and intent is to educate the students, the Civil War event was moved from an in-school assembly daytime to a nighttime activity because so many parents wanted to attend. Originally begun by history teachers Lynn McGinnis and Christine Collins-Cross, this event has evolved into a community favorite for kids and parents alike.
So satisfy your history curiosity and come to Rosemont Middle School’s Civil War night tonight at 6 p.m., 4747 Rosemont Ave. in La Crescenta.