Hope Civil War Days are returning this weekend after an almost five-year absence.
Barb Johnson, an organizer for the event with the Yellow Trail Museum explains, that the annual event fell apart after the death of Hope Star-Journal newspaper publisher Larry Simpson in 2014.
Organizing of the event has fallen to the Hope Chamber of Commerce, Main Street of Hope and the Yellow Trail Museum.
Civil War re-enactors will begin arriving Friday night and setting up camp on the Hope Town Square.
Public activities will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Among the new activities, a member of a surgical team will give a hands-on presentation on Civil War medicine at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, Johnson says.
Johnson said the activities should be informational and fun for adults and children.
Among the activities on Sunday, there will be a ceremony at the grave of Barton Mitchell. Mitchell was a Union Army private from Hartsville who is credited with finding a secret Confederate communication that helped turn the tide of the war.
You can get more information by contacting the Yellow Trail Museum and Visitor Center at 812-546-8020.
Courtesy of Yellow Trail Museum