Silo to host 'Civil War - 150"

The Silo at Hunt Hill Farm in the Northville section of New Milford will present a "Civil War -- 150" event Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Activities include a Civil War living history with an encampment and demonstrations by the 2nd Volunteer Regiment; an art show featuring Abraham Lincoln illustrations and paintings by Wendell Minor and Wendy Allen; Civil War-era quilts and a New Milford Historical Society exhibit; a book signing with Wendell Minor and Wendy Allen; self-guided walks; a family scavenger hunt; children's games and family activities; hands-on children's "Civil War Cookies" cooking classes; a multimedia presentation, "Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul (A Painter's Pursuit)"; and food vendors.

In addition, children's musical performances with entertainer Sari Maxx will be held Aug. 9 and lectures and an exhibit on Civil War photography Aug. 10.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 16, $8 for seniors and veterans and free for children under 5. Some activities may have an additional charge.

For information and registration, visit, or call the 44 Upland Road center at 860-355-0300.