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American Civil War Weekend - American Museum

Event preview

FANS and enthusiasts of the American Civil War (1861-1865) can witness life amongst the soldiers who fought brother against brother in the bloodiest conflict in American history.

Walk around their camp and get caught up in the argument between North and South; when the skirmish starts whose side will you be on?

The American Museum welcomes back the Southern Skirmish Association as they set up camp at Claverton Manor in Bath on September 14 and 15, 2013. Mid-afternoon a skirmish between the Unionists of the North and Confederates of the South will break out, when the sound of gun and cannon-shot will echo round the valley!

Entry to the event is included in Museum admission: Museum, Exhibition and Gardens: Adult £9; over 60s and students £8; child (5-16 years) £5; family ticket £25.

The American Museum in Britain, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011 and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2012 by Tripadvisor, aims to inform its visitors about the cultural history of the United States to strengthen relations between the two countries.

It contains over 15,000 items devoted to the decorative arts of America: fancy gowns and Shaker furniture, an extensive collection of native folk art, important holdings of early maps charting the discovery and exploration of the Americas, and one of the largest and finest quilt collections in the entire world.

An exhibition entitled Gangsters and Gunslingers – The Good, the Bad and the Memorabilia is on display at The American Museum in Britain until November 3, 2013.

The American Museum In Britain, Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD