Civil War anniversary event at Glen Eyrie
The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War will be recognized in a free event at Glen Eyrie Castle Saturday, April 16.
Civil War re-enactors will share period artifacts and talk about their lives as soldiers. Also, presentations will be given by two historians - Phillip Edwin Williams of the History Righters organization, about General William Palmer's Civil War career and his experiences as a prisoner of war; and Susan Fletcher of the Navigators (owners of Glen Eyrie), about how the Civil War continues to impact our lives today.
There will be two programs, one at 10 a.m. and another at 12:30 p.m.
To get to Glen Eyrie, take the first left on northbound 30th Street after the Garden of the Gods Park and follow it to the entrance hut. The guards there will provide directions to the Carriage House (the event location).
Glen Eyrie was originally built by Palmer, who also founded Colorado Springs in 1871.
Westside Pioneer/press release