Andersonville National Historic Site hosts ‘Night Museum’
ANDERSONVILLE — On the evening of Saturday, Jan.9, the popular “Night Museum” program will return to Andersonville National Historic Site. From 6-9 p.m. the National Prisoner of War Museum will be open for a rare opportunity to experience the museum’s exhibits at night.
At 7 p.m., find out what it takes to re-create the realities of life in the 1860s as a Confederate or Union soldier during “Civil War Re-enacting”, a special program presented by historic interpreter Gene Harmon. Harmon has over 21 years’ experience as a historic interpreter and has done living history demonstrations at Andersonville National Historic Site, Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska, and the Atlanta History Center, among other sites.
“A visit to the National Prisoner of War Museum is a moving experience under any circumstance,” said Superintendent Charles Sellars, “but we hope that this Night Museum program will better illuminate the complex life of being a Civil War re-enactor.”
In 2016, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday.
“We are proud to consider this one of our special Centennial events and are pleased to offer the public an opportunity to hear from rangers across the country. The story of Andersonville connects to the histories preserved by so many other parks; this is a unique opportunity to share them with our visitors,” Sellars. Special Centennial events will be hosted by over 400 National Park Service sites from now until the end of 2016.