Living history presented at 1860s Days

February 11, 2017 10:00am–2:00pm

Klamath County Museum

1451 Main St, Klamath Falls, OR 97601

(541) 882-1000

A living history program at the Klamath County Museum on Saturday, Feb. 11, will showcase lifestyles from 150 years ago in America. Re-enactors at 1860s Days will provide a variety of demonstrations such as Army life, wool spinning and blacksmithing. The event that runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 1451 Main St.  The museum will waive admission fees for the day. Donations will be welcome. Members of the Klamath Spinners and Weavers and the Cascade Civil War Society will stage the event in period dress. “We host 1860s Days because that decade was so important in the history of the Klamath Basin,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “Fort Klamath was established in the 1860s, and white settlers began moving into the area shortly after that.” Members of the Weavers Guild will show how yarn is made from wool, and how the yarn was woven into a variety of fabrics.The Cascade Civil War Society will display antique and replica firearms, and will conduct a shooting demonstration at various times through the day.

For more information contact the museum at (541) 882-1000.