Pioneer Era Recalled at 1860s Days

  Marv Collision, left, demonstrates use of a Civil-war era bayonet during 1860s Days at the Klamath County Museum in February 2017. Members of the Cascade Civil War Society will return to the museum for this year’s event Saturday, Feb. 10. At right is Civil War re-enactor Clark Morningstar. (Klamath County Museum)

Marv Collision, left, demonstrates use of a Civil-war era bayonet during 1860s Days at the Klamath County Museum in February 2017. Members of the Cascade Civil War Society will return to the museum for this year’s event Saturday, Feb. 10. At right is Civil War re-enactor Clark Morningstar. (Klamath County Museum)

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The era of pioneer settlement in the West will be recalled Saturday, Feb. 10, during the annual 1860s Days program at the Klamath County Museum.

Historical re-enactors will provide a variety of demonstrations such as Army life, wool spinning and dutch oven cooking. The event 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 always look forward to the program put on by these history enthusiasts,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “The more technology dominates our modern lives, the more important it is for young people to get a taste of what life was like 150 years ago.”

A new addition to this year’s lineup of demonstrations is a presentation on the role that female soldiers played in the Civil War.

The Cascade Civil War Society will display antique and replica firearms, and will conduct a shooting demonstration at various times through the day.

Members of the Weavers Guild will show how yarn is made from wool, and how the yarn was woven into a variety of fabrics.

Here is the schedule for presentations during the day:
10:15 Spinners and weavers.
11:00 Firearms demonstration. 
12:00 Dutch oven cooking. 
12:30 Female soldiers.
1:00 Firearms demonstration.
1:30 Civilian clothing.

A silent auction and raffle will be conducted during the event.For more information contact the museum at (541) 882-1000.