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Thompson’s Station Commemorates 150th Anniversary Of Civil War Battle

[ 0 ] March 2, 2013 |

UPDATE:  The Thompson’s Station Economic Development Committee has announced that The Howlin’ Brothers will headline the Civil War-era Community Dance on March 9th at Homestead Manor, concluding the150th Anniversary of the Battle of Thompson’s Station. TheHowlingBros

The Howlin’ Brothers are an acclaimed three-piece string band comprising Ben Plasse on upright bass, banjo and vocals, Ian Craft on fiddle, banjo and vocals, and Jared Green on guitar, harmonica and vocals. On March 9th, they will assume the role of an old-time band, playing period-style music. Their upbeat shows feature the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Their latest album “HOWL” produced by Brendan Benson will be available on March 5th on Benson’s label Readymade Records.

“We are so thrilled to have landed such a great band to lead our Living History Day Community Dance,” said EDSC member and Event Co-Chair Monty McInturff. After the full day of reenactments, living history exhibits, and historian presentations and more planned for March 9 at Homestead Manor, “this will be such a fun way to end the day,” McInturff said. “The Howlin’ Brothers are phenomenal. This event is going to go out with a bang!”

The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Thompson’s Station will take place Saturday, March 9 at Homestead Manor, 4683 Columbia Pike. Gates open at 9 am, and the all-day event concludes with an evening dance to period music by The Howlin’ Brothers from 5-7 pm.

This public event is suitable for school-aged children and older. Donations will be accepted at the gate and will support preservation efforts in Thompson’s Station. There is a suggested minimum donation of $1.00 per adult admission. For more information or to volunteer, visit Thompsons-Station.com or call Town Hall at (615) 794-4333.

Living History Event Set for March 9, 2013 at Homestead Manor

On March 9, 2013, Thompson’s Station’s antebellum estate Homestead Manor will relive its fateful past, as reenactors and historians from throughout the region assemble to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War battle that occurred there on March 5, 1863.

This living history day put on by the Thompson’s Station Economic Development Committee (EDSC) will feature artillery, cavalry and infantry demonstrations, reenacted scenes from the battle, walk-through exhibits including a sutlers camp and battlefield hospital, historian presentations, food and crafts vendors and an evening dance to period music.

This educational event is open to the public and is suitable for school-aged children and older. There is a suggested minimum donation of $1.00 per adult admission. All donations will support historic preservation efforts in the community.

The EDSC is currently seeking sponsors and volunteers to support this event. To get involved, please email battle@thompsons-station.com or call Town Hall at (615) 794-4333.

Registration is now open for reenactors and vendors. Details and applications are available online at Thompsons-Station.com.

Contact Info:

Liesa LaCroix
Publicity Chair
rlacroix@bellsouth.net

615-479-1960

Leah Rainey
Town Clerk
leah@thompsons-station.com
(615) 794-4333

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