BATAVIA — On March 21, 2015 a Commemorative Civil War Ball will be held in the ball room of the Clarion Hotel, Batavia, NY. Special room rates and discounts will be available for Ball attendees. The Clarion Hotel has an indoor water park and many activities for all members of the family. Additional events for that weekend and discounts from local businesses will be added to a package supplied by the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce.
This is an historic re-enactment open to all re-en-actors and the general public. The year of 2015 commemorates the 200th anniversary of the end of the War of 1812, the 200th anniversary of the Holland Land Purchase, 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the 100th anniversary of the City of Batavia, NY.
Formal dress requested. Period dress appreciated. All eras of Military Dress will be honored. Civil War Music provided by City Fiddle with a dance master to call the dances. Dance instruction offered during the afternoon on the day of the event free of charge to ball attendees. We hope to start the 2015 re-enactment season with a bang!!!
This event is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Civil War . Proceeds will be donated to the Genesee Veterans Support Group and the Genesee County Historians Association.
The Daughters of the American Civil War is a Ladies group located in Batavia, NY. We are dedicated to honoring women of the Civil War era. We work to preserve the history of what women and families went through during the American Civil War and to pass on that knowledge to future generations by doing presentations and living history events.
We are accepting new members that have an interest in sharing and re-enacting Civil War events for others to enjoy. Members are encouraged to dress in period clothing for group events. Please contact us through our Face Book Page www.facebook.com/groups/1457898471159898