The Civil War comes to Johnsburg Sept. 10 and 11 in the Ski Bowl Park.
Getting ready for the event, the Johnsburg Historical Society presented a quiz in the News Enterprise for a Civil War-era coin.
The winner of the quiz is Robert Neusel of North River, who will receive the prize donated by North Creek Depot Museum President Ray Flanigan.
One of the questions that tripped up most of the entries was 9 — “Which of the United States presidents was the last to serve as a soldier in the Civil War?” If you accept, as most historians do, that the Civil War ended with Lee’s surrender April 9, 1865, then the answer is all of them, Ulysses S. Grant, William McKinley, Rutherford B. Hayes and Benjamin Harrison. They were all presidents of the United States and all were serving in the Army at that time.
Learn more about the Civil War and its effects in the Town of Johnsburg Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. Local author Glenn Pearsall will present “Johnsburg Goes to War: 1861 - 1865” at Tannery Pond Community Center.
Civil War re-enactors in period costume will participate. A dramatic living history encampment will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ski Bowl Park, with several professional re-enactment groups performing.
For information or to reserve a ticket for either performance, call 251-5788.