136th New York Volunteer Infantry

"The Ironclads"










To all our friends in the Reenacting Community:

I am sorry to have to announce that the Angelica Civil War Weekend will NOT be held in 2020.

Like many other events this year, the restrictions imposed by the State of New York and Health Department regulations make public events untenable.  We had approvals to go ahead from the Village and local community, and a great deal of enthusiasm from reenactors hoping to save at least one event from the schedule.  Local Health Department officials also were supportive, and gave us advice in our attempt to salvage some form of event.  However, recent actions by the State, including using State Police to shut down a local outdoor music festival, made it clear that the State was not so accommodating.

We tried our best to keep the event for all of us and for the public at large, who appear from recent events to need historical education and context more than ever.  But it was not to be.  Holding a “public” event, having to limit both attendees and spectators to very small numbers, mask requirements and barring close proximity would render the effort useless for all.  I hope you all understand.

That said, PLEASE look for our event to be back and better than ever next year, on September 24, 25, 26, 2021!

Stay safe and healthy!

136th NYVI

136th New York Volunteer Infantry "The Ironclads"

Venturing Crew 7136,

The Angelica Civil War Weekend began in 2004 as a program for the Allegheny Highlands Council Boy Scout fall camp-o-ree, and eight years ago became a full fledged reenactment event. Any of the attendees from past years can tell you we host a fun event, and that the Angelica Community is substantially period-correct and VERY friendly to reenactors! 

Several years ago we left the fairgrounds and held the event entirely at locations throughout the circa 1806 Village of Angelica, with camps along Main Street in the historic District.  Feedback from all of you AND from the Village residents indicated this was a success.  We had a loss of local support last year but have regrouped with new local sponsorship from the American Legion and others.  The battles will again encompass both street battles as we have had in the past and an open field battle.  The Boy Scouts will still be participating, and their camps will remain on the fairgrounds.  Many of the local community organizations will join in events to welcome the re-enactors, and in recreating the 1860’s.  Multiple scenarios throughout the period village are available for reenactors.  As always, we will have something new for you to try!

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