Strathearn Museum Encampment and Winter Barn Dance

A Civil War Alliance event

February 15-16, 2014

137 Strathearn Place

Simi Valley, CA 93065

Strathearn Museum Link

Schedule of Events 

 

 

 

Safety Rules

Policies 

Registration Form

 

Antique barn

Bivouac area

Latest news:

5 February 2014

My fellow reenactors,
 
The Strathearn Museum event on Presidents Day Weekend is only ten days away! I hope you've made plans to attend.
 
You may arrive after noon on Friday.
 
Remember that we will have mini-skirmishes again.
 
Commanders and civilian unit leaders, please confirm your attendance and provide me with an estimate of your numbers and your camp site requirements.
 
The Museum will offer a lasagna dinner on Saturday night, with both meat and vegetarian lasagna provided, along with sides and drinks. The cost will be a modest $5.00. You will need to purchase your ticket before 12:00 on Saturday. The dance will follow the dinner.
 
Minors who are attending without parents present will need to download the release that will be posted on www.civilwaralliance.com by the weekend.
 
The registration fee is $3.00.
 
Here is the schedule:
 
SATURDAY

10:00 Camps Open to the Public
10:30 Artillery Demonstration
11:00 Cavalry
 Demonstration
11:20 Infantry Demonstration
11:40 Skirmish
12:00 President Lincoln Gives His Gettysburg Address
12:30 Civil War Period Dance Demonstration (Public Participation Is Encouraged)
1:00 Civilian Demonstration
1:30 Artillery Demonstration
2:00 Cavalry Demonstration
2:20 Infantry Demonstration
2:40 Civilian Demonstration
3:00 Skirmish
3:20 President Lincoln Gives His Gettysburg Address
4:00 Camps Close

SUNDAY

10:00 Camps Open to the Public
10:30 Artillery Demonstration
10:50 Cavalry Demonstration
11:10 Infantry Demonstration
11:30 Skirmish
11:45 President Lincoln Gives His Gettysburg Address
12:10 Civil War Period Dance Demonstration (Public Participation Is Encouraged)
12:30 Civilian Demonstration
12:50 Cavalry Demonstration
1:10 Artillery Demonstration
1:30 Infantry Demonstration
1:50 Civilian Demonstration
2:15 Skirmish
2:30 President Lincoln Gives His Gettysburg Address
3:00 Camps Close
 
 
Please help circulate this information to anyone who you believe might be interested.
 
So now, come join us for a fine time on Presidents Day Weekend!
 
Ed Mann
 
 
10 January 2014

 

My fellow reenactors,

 
The third annual encampment at Strathearn Historical Park in Simi Valley will take place on February 15 and 16 of Presidents Day Weekend. You are invited to attend and to take part in this event that takes place in a wonderful, antique, "old timey" setting.
 
As we did last year, there will be infantry and dismounted cavalry skirmishes. Due to the nearby homes, we will, unfortunately, not be able to fire cannons.  Please go here to review other policies for the encampment.
 
Here are some photos from Bob Jensen from last year's event: http://bobjensenphoto.blogspot.com/2013/02/strathearn-historical-park-and-museum.html
 
There will be a dance on Saturday night. A modestly priced supper will be available.
 
You may arrive after noon on Friday.
 
Directions:
 
Via the 118 Freeway from the San Fernando Valley: Take the 118 Freeway through Simi Valley to the last exit, Madera Road SOUTH. Exit and turn RIGHT, turn RIGHT again onto Madera (the exit loops around). Continue about a half mile on Madera to Strathearn Place (there is a light) and turn right. Continue to the museum at the end.
 
Via the 101 Freeway: Take the 23 North in Thousand Oaks. Continue through Moorpark and take the first Simi Valley exit, Madera Road. Exit and turn RIGHT. Continue about a half mile to Strathearn Place and turn RIGHT. Continue to the museum at the end.
 
Hot food will be available for purchase. Firewood and water will be provided.
 
Minors without parents present will need to bring a release signed by a parent. The release will be posted on www.civilwaralliance.com in the next few days.
 
Come join us for this mid-winter Living History and party, and have a great time with your friends.
 
Ed Mann
 
Please pass this message on to anyone who might be interested.
 
More information will be forthcoming but, for now, here is information below that I received from the Historical Society.
 
Ed Mann
 
Please pass on this information to others

 

 

Bivouac area

For more information, please contact Ed Mann using the link below: