The 2016 Camp Nelson Civil War Living History will be Friday through Sunday at 6614 Danville Road in Nicholasville.
This year’s theme is “The Portal to Freedom,” coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War. New this year will be a Civil War-era wedding ceremony, an appearance by General Ulysses S. Grant, sutler William Berkeley, and the New York 26th Colored Troops presenting a traveling diorama exhibit. Other highlights include the School of the Soldier for children, artillery demonstrations, archaeological dig, tours of the antebellum Perry house, period music and a period church service on Sunday morning.
Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. See schedule at Campnelson.org.
‘Our Presidents and their Hymns’ at Wesley Village
Never miss a local story.
C. Edward Spann will present “Presidential Praise: Our Presidents and their Hymns” at 1:15 p.m. Friday at the Wilmore Senior Community Center at Wesley Village, 1125 Lexington Road. The program is a look at the influence of hymns on the lives and administrations of the United States presidency.
Asbury Students volunteer in Baton Rouge
Sixteen Asbury University students traveled to Baton Rouge on Aug. 25 to volunteer with a disaster relief organization in the aftermath of the devastating floods in Louisiana.
The students partnered with Disaster Relief at Work, an organization directed by Asbury alumnus Greg Martin. Students disinfected and cleaned houses, removed debris and damaged furniture, and distributed supplies.