|1st New York Annual Civil War Fair
March 29, 2008
Our Private Jamieson (David Brink) came up with the idea of holdilng a Civil War Fair that would raise money for the Civil War Preservation Trust. A year in the making, we managed to sign on most everyone from the local Living History community including the Sons of Union Veterans, the Daughters of Union Veterans, our Confederate pards in the 9th Virginia and 30th Virginia Infantry, local historian Robert Farrell, along with the impressive collection of Mr. Dave Goliger. Our own Pvt Lenihan (EJ Kuhlmann) sold his flags while Sgt Casey (TJ Johansen) and Cpl Jones (Bruce Weidenburner) peddled their period boxes. Tables were set up under the roof of the Lindenhurst Fireman's Hall however outside both Yanks and Rebels established dueling encampments for the general public to inspect. This being the first time our expectations were modest however we ended the day with a profit of $296.00 that we donated to battlefield preservation. Hopefully, with a little more advertising, next year's Fair will raise the public's consciousness even more in addition to increasing the amount of donations.
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