Cowtown launches spring season with Civil War Day

Published On: Apr 08 2014 09:42:31 AM CDT

Old Cowtown is kicking off its spring/summer season with the annual event, Civil War Day.

Civil War Day gives adults and children a glimpse into the daily lives of Union and Confederate soldiers and their families during this pivotal time in U.S. history.

The event is great for individuals, families, and/or history buffs looking for an entertaining experience in a unique setting.  

Old Cowtown will take visitors back to the Civil War era, through realistic soldier campsites, medical units, battles and the sounds of cannon and rifle fire around every corner.

Some of the new additions to this year’s event include: presentations by guest lecturers. Marla Matkin, an independent scholar and performer from Hill City, Kan., will speak about “Victorian Fun and Frivolity.” Cynthia Naughton, who works as a hairstylist/make-up artist for Kansas history films produced by Hutchinson-based Lone Chimney Films, will discuss “Ladies Hairstyles of the Period.” 

The event will take place from 10 AM – 5PM on Saturday, April 26. Regular admission rates apply. Cowtown is located at 1865 W. Museum Blvd.

For more information about Civil War Day, call (316) 350-3323 or visit

Cowtown admission prices: Adults, $7.75; senior citizens, $6.50; youth ages 12-17, $6; children ages 4-11, $5.50; children under 4 and Museum members, free.