Civil War Days is an annual tradition in Naperville
May 16, 2016 8:29 PM -
Naperville, IL --Step back in time to a historic Civil War encampment where visitors can meet famous figures of the past and experience firsthand a turbulent time period in our nation's history from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Hundreds of reenactors participate, staging a battle each day at 2:30 p.m. complete with raging cannons and marching infantry. Learn how the nation changed through the insights of legendary people who made a difference in history. Day-of-event tickets are $15 adults; $10 youth (ages 4-12). Save on advance tickets; children under 4 and Naper Settlement members are free. Visit www.napersettlement.org/civilwardays. In the fight against slavery, Harriet Tubman was one of the most famous abolitionists. Her nickname was "Moses" because she helped hundreds of enslaved people escape to the North and Canada through an extensive network of safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. Actress and historian Pam Welcome, who portrays Tubman, will take visitors on a heart-rending spiritual journey where they will hear about how the institution of slavery affected human beings and how that information correlated with Harriet's life and her experiences.