Kennesaw Mountain Sesquicentennial Schedule

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park posted its Sesquicentennial Schedule this week:

Thursday/Friday, June 26 & 27, 2014

The commemoration will begin Thursday evening with an opening ceremony at the park. On Friday visitors can experience living history demonstrations, battlefield tours, and much more. Friday’s programs will culminate with concert by Claire Lynch, with an opening performance by Bobby Horton. Download Thursday/Friday’s program here.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Visitors can explore the park and learn about soldier and civilian life during the Civil War, see living history demonstrations and go on battlefield hikes iwth National Park Service rangers and volunteers. Saturday’s programs will culminate with the rededication of the Illinois Monument and the lighting of 3,400 luminaries in honor of the lives lost at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Download Saturday’s program here.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Programs will continue throughout Sunday at sites around the park. The 150th commemoration will culminate on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. with a closing ceremony featuring musical performances and special speakers, including the keynote program by Rebecca Burns. Download Sunday’s program here.

Click the hyperlinks to view detailed schedules for each day.  The events feature lots of infantry and artillery demonstrations.  George Wunderlich will host programs on Civil War medicine.  Dan Vermilya is among the list of authors making presentations.  Also listed are monument rededications during the weekend.

In addition to the NPS website, there is a website dedicated to Kennesaw Mountain’s 150th activities, hosted by KEMOTrail Corps.