The Wilder Museum-Warren County History Center's annual summer program, Warren County Tales, will highlight the history of the Civil War and its effect on the citizens of Warren County.
The Warren County Historical Society and Wilder Museum are commemorating the Sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War through 2015 with fascinating historical Civil War exhibits, programs, and events.
Warren County Tales-Voices of the Civil War, will be held on Thursday, July 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wilder Museum, 51 Erie Ave., Irvine. Historians Mark and Karen Davis will recite authentic letters written to and from Warren County soldiers during the Civil War, giving listeners a unique perspective of a soldier's life in the 1860s and the families they left behind. Recitations will begin at 6:30.
The event will also feature a Chicken BBQ dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person and include a barbecued half chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, and a roll. Tickets for the barbecue will also be sold at the door for $8.50 first come, first served. Guests are invited to eat in or take out.
Other events include live Patriotic music by talented local musicians from 5 to 6:30 p.m., A Chinese auction and silent auction items. The Chinese auction winners will be announced at 8 p.m. The museum will be open for viewing new exhibits and displays including local photographer Everett Stoke's captivating aerial photographs of Warren County from the 1940s through the 1970s in the conference room, a Civil War and Lumber Heritage Exhibit, and a Kinzua Dam exhibit.
This event is free and open to the public! For more information or to purchase tickets for the Chicken barbecue, call 723-1795, 563-7773, or stop by the Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Avenue, Warren.