2nd Annual Tom's Farm
A Civil War Alliance event
October 11-12, 2014
23900 Temescal Canyon Road
Corona, CA 92883
Tom's Farms Link
25 September 2013
My fellow reenactors,
Everything is in place for a very successful inaugural event at Tom’s Farms on Temescal Canyon Road in Corona on October 12-13. You definitely won’t want to miss this one!
First, breastworks were constructed today. These breastworks will resemble more of a long arc than the “fort” at Pierce College, thereby making them appear to be more like hastily constructed earthworks in the field.
Tomorrow, the camping areas will be “rolled” in order to make them easier for foot traffic.
The field will also be watered tomorrow in order to start the greenery to grow on it. You may recall that I sent photos of the property last December that showed a verdant landscape. These photos were taken on November 9 last year, less than a month after the timeframe for our event this year. With a little help from Mother Nature, we will have a green battlefield for our event.
A very serious effort will be made with the local schools. Posters will be distributed in the schools, and local history teachers will be contacted. Since the event is free, this should give incentive to teachers to encourage attendance by their students.
Here is the schedule:
Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13
8;30 Church Call (Sunday only)
9:00 Officers Call (All unit officers and civilian unit leaders. Saturday only.) (Reviewing Stand)
9:30 Division Officers Call (Respective branch headquarters)
10:00 Event officially begins.
10:30 War on the Home Front (Civilian Camp)
10:30 Historical Clothing Presentation (Reviewing Stand)
11:00 Military Band Concert—Band of the Richmond Howitzers (Reviewing Stand)
11:30 Presidential Press Conference (Reviewing Stand)
11:15 Weapons Inspection, Safety Briefing, and Division Formation
12:00 First Engagement , followed by The Gettysburg Address
1:00 Infantry, Artillery, and Cavalry Demonstration (Battlefield)
1:30 Military Band Concert—Band of the Marine Battalion (Reviewing Stand)
2:15 Appomattox Surrender Ceremony (Reviewing Stand)
2:30 Weapons Inspection, Safety Briefing, and Division Formation
3:00 Second Engagement, followed by The Gettysburg Address
3:45 A Conversation with the Presidents and The Generals. (Reviewing Stand)
5:00 Event ends for the public
7:00 Dance (Saturday only)
You must have your vehicle out of camp by 9:30 AM on Saturday. Please try to do much better than that. The encampment is not entirely fenced and there is no restricted access, so the public could start to arrive much earlier than we are used to seeing at other events.
Hay, water, and firewood will be provided.
Civilian reenactors, contact Lana Bailey, email@example.com concerning your needs for space.
We need a fire extinguisher within 15 feet of every campfire in order to satisfy the fire marshal. Please make sure that this fire extinguisher is a current “ABC” fire extinguisher (ABC refers to the different types of fires it will extinguish, e.g. wood/trash, liquid, and electrical.) Check the label to confirm that it is an ABC extinguisher and to make sure that the fire extinguisher is current.
You may arrive anytime Friday. Sutlers may set up on Thursday. Our camps will be on the west side of Temescal Canyon Road. Reenactor parking will be on the east side of the road. Do not park in the public parking area!
Horsemen, ask for directions when you arrive for trailer parking. If you want hay for your mount, we need to know in advance.
The reenactor release is posted via the link above. If you are a minor who will be participating without a parent being present, print it and have a parent sign it before you bring it to the event. Adults can simply complete the form at the event.
The prior event message is pasted below.
I am confident that by the time this event is over, as with every event, we will find ways it can be improved next year. I will tell you, however, that Robert Lizano, the Tom’s Farms manager, as well as his staff, have spent a great deal of time and effort in making this event happen, all with the intention of making it one that both the reenactors and the public will greatly enjoy.
Now, come join us on October 12-13 for a really great time!
Please pass this message on to your reenactor friends.
19 August 2013
Ed Mann Please pass on this message to anyone who might be interested.
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