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Trailside Offers “Songs of the Civil War: History and Myth” on April 4

WATCHUNG RESERVATION – Trailside Nature and Science Center is pleased to announce a musical program, “Songs of the Civil War: History and Myth,” for adults 18 years and older, on Friday evening, April 4. Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation, this educational and entertaining program will take place at Masker’s Barn in the Deserted Village of Feltville from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Through music and song, this program will transport you dramatically to the Civil War era and offer a greater understanding of the period,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak.

Lisa Wilkins and Chuck Winch will sing both authentic Civil War era songs and original compositions to explore how popular songs shaped and reflected the sentiments and events of the time. Dressed in period clothing, their unique presentation illustrates how these songs continue to resonate emotionally among those interested in the Civil War and American history.

The performers use authentic and reproduction period instruments, including banjo, fiddle, guitar and bonesThis musical program is sure to be enhanced by its location in the historic Masker’s Barn, built in the period shortly after the Civil War.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is no fee for this program; however, donations are welcome. Patrons are asked to meet and park in the parking lot at Cataract Hollow Road, off Glenside Avenue. A van will transport participants to the barn. Please arrive by 7:15 p.m. to allow for transportation to the barn

For additional information about this and other programs and special events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.