Civil War Fashion Show to take place this weekend

When it comes to fashion, the past tends to repeat itself. Even so, the fashions of the 1800s haven’t been trendy for quite a while. But they’ll be on display at a special event this weekend!

Battery B of the 3rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Light Artillery will make a special appearance at the Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 E. College Ave., in State College, this Sunday at 2 p.m., as part of a Centre County Historical Society program. This presentation will take a closer look at Civil War era uniforms and period clothing worn by gentlemen and ladies of that time. Guest speakers will be present in period attire.

Battery B is a living history military unit located in Centre County, portraying a Union Civil War Artillery Battery. Battery B was one of the 12 companies of the 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. It entered service in 1862 and was discharged in 1865. It served initially as prison guards at Fort Delaware near Wilmington. They were then transferred to Fort  Monroe at Hampton Roads, Virginia. While there they served as gunners on naval ships and the siege lines around Richmond.

This special program was planned in conjunction with the PA Civil War 150 Road Show, which visited Centre County earlier this month.

Be sure to check out this great event!

-Erin

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