Civil War Days return to Hope Town Square in May

Groups in Hope are bringing back Civil War Days next month. The celebration of southeastern Indiana’s role in the conflict will be May 4th and 5th on the Hope Town Square.

The event will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. Among the activities will be cemetery tours featuring actors taking on the roles of historic Hope figures live music and dancing, traditional church services, and a beans and cornbread lunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Also on Sunday, there will be a ceremony at the grave of Barton Mitchell. Mitchell was a Union Army private who is credited with finding a secret Confederate communication that helped turn the tide of the war.

The events are free and are being organized by the Hope Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street of Hope and the Yellow Trail Museum.

You can get more information by contacting the Yellow Trail Museum and Visitor Center at 812-546-8020.