Below is the most complete group shot of the day. Not everyone made it into the photo. A dozen or so people volunteered. Every person that volunteers is greatly appreciated. Rachel even brought all four of her darling children. They are all so well behaved and look great in period clothes.
Patrick, our library contact and nicest guy ever, lead Rachel and I through the employee only parts of the library to his personal office in the puppet room, so we would not have to change in the public restrooms. The library is huge. There was no way I could ever find my way there again, even if I did have the magic key card to open all the doors. I felt like Harry Potter at Hogwarts.
The puppet room was aptly named, because it was full of puppets, lots of puppets, puppets that filled the shelves that line the walls. Nope, not creepy at all. (sarcasm).
Myself, Kelly, Rachel, and Crystal.
This was Kelly and Crystal's first Civil War event. We are all wearing new dresses.
This is Jake's display. Not only did he make all the uniforms, he also made the mannequins they are displayed on. He got mad ninja historical display making skills.
This is her daughter practicing. Good job Kendal.http://utcwa.org/ He was demonstrating the daily life of an era solider ( they apparently slept a lot) and displaying items they generally carried with them.
Larry and his display. He and his lovely wife Crystal came all the way from Cedar City to play with us.
The library was planning on having a Lincoln look alike contest, but alas there were no Lincoln proxies to be judged . These are our two Lincoln Librarians who planned on being the afor mentioned judges. The gentleman in the blue shirt is Patrick (he of the not at all creepy puppet room) who helped us set up.
A very fun day indeed. I hope we are invited back soon.