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Shiloh Park hosting children’s Civil War Christmas program

Shiloh National Military Park is inviting children to participate in a Civil War Christmas program on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m., park Superintendent Dale Wilkerson announced Monday.
“We are excited to present this fun filled, yet educational opportunity to area children. This unique hour-long program will introduce young people to how Christmas was celebrated during the Civil War time period” he said.
According to the park, children will gain insight into the different ways soldiers and their families celebrated the holiday in camp, and on the home front.
During the Civil War Christmas trees were small, and placed on top of tables. They were decorated with home-made paper ornaments, edible treats, like popcorn strings and peanuts wrapped in paper, and items found in nature, such as pine cones.
Each child will get to construct a Victorian Christmas ornament to take home.
Santa Claus will take time out of his busy schedule to make a special appearance at Shiloh Park to visit with the children and hand out special treats.
The park asks that if your child is interested in attending the Civil War Christmas program, please register by contacting the park visitor center at 731-689-5696.

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