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Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO
  • “A Day of Remembrance” to be held Sept. 29

  • The Macon County Historical Society will be sponsoring “A Day of Remembrance” on Saturday, Sept. 29. Visitors will learn how it was in Macon during the Civil War.
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  • The Macon County Historical Society is tweaking plans for the 150th Anniversary "Day of Remembrance" event.
    On Saturday, Sept. 29, numerous activities are scheduled throughout Macon to show visitors how it actually was during the Civil War in Macon.
    At the Macon County Historical Museum located south of Macon, Civil War artifacts, Civil War flags and other military items will be on display.
    A lunch will be served at the Flywheel Kitchen at the Macon County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artisans and vendors will also be available at the fairgrounds.
    Demonstrations and programs will be at various sites throughout Macon.
    Some of the characters telling about the Civil War in Macon will be Albert Larrabee, Macon City Mayor; Alexander Dockery, student at Allen Academy; Gen. Odon Guitar; Capt. Griffin Frost; Caleb Bingham, artist; William Adams, drummer boy; Rev. Dr. R. W. Landis, minister; and Elizabeth Stiles, Union spy.
    A roving musician will stroll through downtown Macon. There is to be a stockade site, tent setting with re-enactors, a tribute to soldiers, and a prison site located south of the downtown area.
    The windows in the downtown stores are to have posters on display made by county students.
    For more information on the "Day of Remembrance" you may visit www.maconcivilwar.westmercantile.com
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